Job opportunities on major regeneration schemes promoted

Job and apprenticeship opportunities on the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital and Anfield Stadium have been advertised at a special event organised by Liverpool City Council’s in-house employment team Liverpool in Work and construction firm Carillion.

Carillion has committed to local labour and apprenticeship targets so that Liverpool residents benefit from the developments in terms of jobs and training. Representatives of Carillion attended the event, together with sub-contractors within their supply chain, where many of the jobs will be provided. Skills for Health also attended to provide information about health jobs in the new Royal.

Assistant Mayor and Cabinet Member for Education, Employment and Skills said, Nick Small, said: “This is the latest in a series of events supported by our in house employment service Liverpool in Work to make sure Liverpool residents get construction jobs from both the new Royal and the stadium redevelopment.

“We’ve held recruitment events for local people and also Meet the Buyer events so Liverpool-based businesses can find out more about the work that’s available for sub-contractors. We’re working flat out on these projects – and on every other construction project in the city – to make this happen.”

The Anfield Regeneration project
The Anfield Regeneration project

Alison Valentine, Carillion Community Regeneration Manager for the Royal Liverpool University Hospital project, said “We were delighted with the turnout for the latest of our events.

“The Apprentice Awareness Day was held to show the local people the many opportunities we have to offer and we were pleased with the positive response.”

Ian Stenton, Head of Sustainability at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, said: “Ensuring that our new Royal delivers a lasting positive impact to the local community is extremely important to us.

“The local employment and local spend targets ensure that the people and businesses of Liverpool benefit from the construction of the hospital, as well as benefitting from the world-class facilities that are being developed.

“I’m particularly pleased that job and training opportunities from the Royal were also part of the day, thereby widening the opportunities for local young people”.