Jobs and training

The regeneration of Old Kent Road is creating many job and training opportunities.

More than 400 businesses, employing thousands of people,  already operate in the area, covering everything from catering and publishing though to manufacturing. And 10,000 new jobs are expected to be created over the next few years. These include jobs on many of the new developments which are already being built in the area or are just about to start.

Some of the new jobs will be in construction – either on building sites or working in the back-office. Others will be created by the new businesses and employers that establish themselves in and around Old Kent Road as it continues to develop.

Even if you’re not qualified or don’t have the right skills for the jobs that are available now, there are opportunities to train for the jobs of the future.

If you want to find work or a training course, bookmark this page. It will be regularly updated with links to jobs and opportunities and will signpost you to where you need to go,

Useful websites

Southwark Works is a good place to start if you’re looking for work in Southwark. Southwark works also has an office you can visit at 376 Walworth Road.

The Construction Skills Centre, located in Elephant and Castle, provides training in construction skills such as scaffolding, bricklaying, painting and decorating. The centre works with local people to help them find jobs and apprenticeships. If you’re already in the trade, the centre can help you to help improve your skills and gain a qualification such as an NVQ.

Youth opportunities


Community engagement specialists, Soundings currently have vacancies for two short-term, paid internships for young people from Southwark aged 16 to 24. Training provided and no experience necessary.

Find out more.

You can also find information and support for young people in Southwark, including a regular bulletin of Youth Opportunities, on Southwark Council’s Youth Offer website.

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