One example of the success of this policy is a company called Jolly’s, which operates the staff canteen and provides food for the site team and the workforce every day, and in turn Jolly’s do their best to ensure that they source local suppliers for their menus. This is a good way of giving back to the local communities. If you have a local business that supplies the construction industry, please get in touch for advice and support on how to get onto the supply chain which allows you to tender for work on any Multiplex project.
Letting people know of the opportunities and careers in construction is a key part of the Royal Albert Dock outreach programme, through which local schools, colleges and other Further Education institutions have the opportunity for young people and other community members to visit the development and learn first-hand, the different roles and work opportunities available in construction.
So far there has been workshops with the local UTC Design College, University of East London, and some of the construction staff have attended a World of Work day at Kingsford School in Beckton to explain the varying roles in construction for the young people who are thinking of their future careers. Multiplex Graduates attended talks at local universities to explain how and why they joined the industry. A series of monthly visits are being planned involving UEL students and there is a programme of educational visits from local schools through Multiplex’s partnership working with the local charity 15billion-edp.
Where possible, there are work experience opportunities available to people who may have been out of work for a while or are changing employment direction and need to build up experience and their CV’s. If you feel you have something to offer, please apply through Newham Workplace who will match you up with relevant employers.
Multiplex is registered with the Considerate Contractors scheme and take their obligations seriously and aim to be a good neighbour. Through this website, the construction team will let people know of any construction works that may affect the local community, with the main aim of trying to ensure there are no negative impacts created by the work. We want to hear from you, so please feel free to get in touch by filling in the form on this website and registering for construction works updates.