Jobs and training is a key component of Westfield London’s commitments to the local community, with a particular focus on apprenticeships and opportunities for young people.
Westfield London helped to create 12,000 jobs when it opened in 2008, both as a direct employer and by attracting world-class retailers. A further 500 jobs were created with the opening of KidZania and the expansion of Marks & Spencer. Westfield’s proposed retail and residential expansion will bring a further 6,700 jobs. Most recently, we helped the Work Zone and local employment charity, Spear, secure a £100,000 grant to support training programmes for retailers, including our anchor stores, Marks & Spencer, House of Fraser and Debenhams, to upskill local 16-24-year-olds.
The Work Zone, a partnership originally formed between Westfield London, the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, JobCentre Plus, Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College and Tendis when the centre opened in 2008. It was set up to assist retailers and contractors to recruit locally, and to alert residents and jobseekers to available jobs and to assist jobseekers to gain access to the right employment and skills training for jobs at Westfield London.
Based onsite at Westfield London in the Shepherds Bush Library, the Work Zone continues to support local employment throughout the construction and launch phase of the expansion.
If you are looking for work, the Work Zone can help you to:
Find out about current vacancies
Complete application forms, write a CV and prepare for interviews
Access pre-employment training and support
Pay for initial childcare costs when starting work at Westfield London (borough residents only)
Organise work placements and work trials
Develop retail careers and retain employment by improving your qualifications
Ease the transition into employment by providing debt support and benefit advice
Access online support and job vacancies at Work Zone Online
The Westfield London Jobs & Training Advisory Panel was set up in 2012 in order to support employment and training at Westfield London.
Since 2012, the wider White City Opportunity Area has developed further, with even more jobs in the pipeline for local people in the area. Other Landowners and employers have since joined the panel and Westfield has expanded its reach further, focusing on Hammersmith & Fulham residents and particularly the White City, Wood Lane, Edward Woods and Old Oak Estates. It is renamed the White City Jobs & Training Advisory Panel to involve other local landowners and businesses.