Construction opportunities at Battersea Job Fair

5 January 2016

Written by: Communications team

Better Lambeth - Focus on North Lambeth - Jobs and skills

If you are looking for a job in construction, make sure you head down to the Battersea Power Station job fair on 19 January.

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Construction opportunities at Battersea Job Fair

The event is being held at The Rose Centre, Ascalon Street, London SW8 4DL, between 10am and 4pm.

The fair is open to people living in Lambeth and Wandsworth and is an opportunity for local residents to speak directly to one of the major employers in Nine Elms on the South Bank about current construction vacancies. Visitors can also to find out about future roles in retail, hospitality, catering and estate management which will become available once Battersea Power Station’s first phase, Circus West, opens later this year.

Construction contractors across Nine Elms on the South Bank are looking to fill a number of vacancies right now.  Current roles include:

  • quantity surveyors and assistants;
  • design managers;
  • information systems correspondents;
  • lead BIM managers;
  • mechanical managers and team assistants;
  • administration assistant;
  • document controller;
  • apprentices (painting/decorating/plumbing);
  • trainee site manager.

Live vacancies are being advertised through Lambeth and Wandsworth Councils’ jobs brokerages, Lambeth Working and Wandsworth Work Match, whose role is to support local people into jobs.

As well as access to live jobs vacancies, Wandsworth Work Match and Lambeth Working can provide advice on accessing pre-employment training including the CSCS card necessary to work onsite, and offer specialist construction skills training to prepare local people for trades where there are significant skills shortages.  This includes introductory courses in dry lining, fenestration/ curtain walling and asbestos removal, all of which are in high demand across the Nine Elms development area.

If you are planning to attend the event you should bring with you an up-to-date CV, ID and proof of address in either Lambeth or Wandsworth.

To find out more about the Battersea Power Station job fair email Karen Gray at

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