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Providing routes into construction employment

​Employment Charter for Construction

To help maximise construction employment and training opportunities in the City for residents of the City fringes, we ask developers and contractors operating on new developments in the Square Mile to commit to the Employment Charter for Construction, a series of pledges ensuring local residents access jobs and training on site.

The City of London Corporation is committed to providing construction employment opportunities for residents in the City and its neighbouring boroughs.

Since its inception in 2006 hundreds of local residents have benefited from construction-related training and entered into employment in the City.

To gain an insight into what we ask developers to consider implementing on sites in the City please view the Employment charter for construction brochure (1MB). Examples of where the Charter is currently working in an enhanced format are at 20 Fenchurch Street and 5 Broadgate.

Please see below for details on two developments that the City of London Corporation is currently supporting as part of the Charter.

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For more information about both developments, please email


5 Broadgate

​The City Corporation has agreed funding for the three year 'Broadgate Works' project, leveraging contributions from joint venture partners British Land and Blackstone, and their main contractor at the major 5 Broadgate development, Mace, in order to employ a full time Employment and Skills Manager.

City Corporation funding, alongside the leveraged contributions from British Land and their joint venture partners Blackstone, alongside Mace, will result in 180 City and City fringe unemployed residents receiving training and 72 securing employment with suppliers and subcontractors at 5 Broadgate.

The Employment and Skills Manager will work with a range of City and City fringe educational establishments and community and voluntary organisations to recruit participants, who will receive support in a range of areas including:

  • skills development
  • apprenticeship preparation
  • mentoring
  • vocational skills training

Participants who do not move into employment will be sign-posted to other suitable provision.

20 Fenchurch Street

​Progress is being made on securing training and employment benefits at Land Securities and Canary Wharf Group's 20 Fenchurch Street development.

Supported by City Corporation funding and drawing in resources from the developers themselves and supplemented by other public sector funds, Alandale Sustainable Solutions have commenced pre-employment courses with an initial cohort of 20 local residents, the first of a projected 120 over the development's three year construction.

Plans are also being developed for an onsite recruitment centre likely to be sited at 37 Eastcheap, directly adjacent to the development.

Milton Court

​Working with developer Heron and contractor Sir Robert McAlpine on the redevelopment of the Milton Court facility to extend the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the construction of 'The Heron' residential development, we have helped 40 residents of our neighbouring boroughs into work on site.