Catalyst housing association has hosted an event to highlight the hundreds of new employment opportunities coming to Southall.
Catalyst Housing is a member of the g15 group of London’s 15 largest housing associations.
The g15 houses one in 10 Londoners and builds a quarter of London’s new homes.
Last week, Catalyst announced there will there be full-time and part-time work available, and has also committed to helping young people start their careers.
During the course of the regeneration of the Havelock Estate, there will be 50 apprenticeship opportunities in a variety of roles as well as numerous work experience vacancies.
Working in partnership with Ealing Council, Ealing College, Southall JCP, GOYA, and Connexions, over 60 people registered their interest at the event.
Jobs on offer included site secretary, quantity surveyor, electrician, plumber and many more roles. These jobs will start later this summer.
The redevelopment of Havelock will create an exciting, mixed tenure community in the heart of Southall.
In November 2013, Ealing Council’s planning committee approved Catalyst’s proposal to create 904 new homes.
Plans for the estate include providing a mix of new houses and flats for rent, shared ownership and sale, a new community centre and shops, a redesigned canal-side area and open spaces and activities and opportunities for young people.
All the homes are expected to be completed by 2025.
Hibo Hirey, advisor and project coordinator at Catalyst Housing, said: “The regeneration of Havelock is going to improve people’s lives. Not only will they have beautiful new homes that meet current living standards, but with the increase of jobs it will give young people and families’ new opportunities.
“It was encouraging to see such a strong turn-out of young people interested in the apprenticeships.”
Resident Anna Okwu, who is interested in being a site secretary, said: “I’m really excited about the regeneration and can’t wait to see it come to life.
"At the moment I work part-time as a carer for disabled people.
"I would really love a full-time job as the site secretary, during this time of recession the job security would be a life changer for me.”