The Rise, Marketfield Way
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4. Employment and training
The Council will work with The Light, Tesco and other commercial tenants to ensure that new jobs created in the development are advertised locally to ensure that local people are prioritised for vacancies.
We will publish further details of how you can find out more about potential jobs when the development is closer to opening.
During the construction phase the main contractor, VINCI UK, has worked with the Council to promote local employment, training and procurement opportunities with a site-specific Employment and Training Strategy. Some of the highlights achieved during their contract that have contributed to the local economy are:
- A total of 256 local people have worked on the site to date
- Vinci has spent £3.1 million with local companies as part of the Marketfield Way contract, including three large contract awards totalling £1.2 million
- Site tours have been led by VINCI for students at both East Surrey College and Carrington School. This enabled students to see the development at various stages and hear from a range of VINCI site teams
- Two successful work placements have been held on site this year. The first being a student from St Bede’s School, and the second - an adult placement from the Department for Work and Pensions, where a Ukrainian refugee joined the office team for work experience.