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Opportunities

Opportunities with BXC

Would you like to be a part of our programme? From jobs to community projects, we want to make it easier for you to help us build a legacy in Brent Cross and Cricklewood.

The Brent Cross Cricklewood is the biggest redevelopment and growth programme Barnet Council has ever undertaken, and is amongst the most ambitious across Europe. But the project is not just about new homes and facilities, but about leaving a positive legacy for existing communities. In addition to thousands of jobs building the new park town and Brent Cross West, across the programme we’ll see 27,000 new jobs created in the future. And where possible we hope at least 20% of the people working across the site are local residents of Barnet or the neighbouring boroughs of Brent and Camden.

One person we’ve already supported Tony Sebastiao. Tony was homeless when he met our teams, but he has since been helped to get his ID and UK settlement papers, been found a job building the new station, and a bespoke training programme for him is being devised. Read his story here.

Tony Sebastiao at Brent Cross West station

Tony Sebastiao at Brent Cross West station

Jobs with BXC

Barnet Council is leading the programme, but it is bringing together partners from across multiple industries.

For information on vacancies with VolkerFitzpatrick, visit https://www.volkerfitzpatrick.co.uk/en/careers

And for information on vacancies on Brent Cross Town email community@brentcrosstown.co.uk

Belul Musfin at Brent Cross Town

 

Apprenticeships with BXC

Brent Cross West station apprentice Matthew Perrin

Brent Cross West station apprentice Matthew Perrin

Apprenticeships are a key part of our commitment to the legacy of the Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration programme. We want to leave a positive legacy of upskilling our young people, meaning they can build their own futures whilst also building a new community.

You can read more about the apprentices who work on the project here.

If you are interested in finding out more about apprenticeships with us, contact Cali Ibrahim on skills@barnet.gov.uk

And our partners Galldris are recruiting for apprentices to join their team as groundworkers on the Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration programme. No qualifications are needed, and Galldris will help the new recruits with the training and qualifying for their CSCS card. Applicants must be aged 18+. If you are interested in finding out more, visit www.galldris.co.uk/apprenticeship-programme

Kickstart roles with BXC

The government’s Kickstart Scheme helps employers to create hundreds of thousands of high-quality work placements for young people. 

New six-month jobs are created for 16 to 24-year-olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long-term unemployment. 

These roles are normally 25 hours per week and pay at least the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage. Plus, the successful recruits will also receive additional employability support to help boost their employment prospects in the future. You can read more about the scheme here. 

A number of Kickstart roles are being created across the Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration programme. 

Read about three roles which have recently been created on Brent Cross West station here. 

Women into construction with BXC

Isa Ribiero

Isa Ribeiro is a Project Manager on Brent Cross Town

We want to challenge the under-representation of women in construction – an industry in which females are outnumbered 7:1 in the UK – by encouraging more of them into careers in the industry.

You can read about some of the female leaders working across the project here.

And you can read individual stories about some of the women who have experienced the UK construction industry on our programme, or found permanent roles, through the Women Into Construction scheme.

This includes the story of Natalia Bokhonko and Leila Sadeghi Bogar, and that of Belul Musfin.

Community funding opportunities with BXC

Brent Cross Town’s Community Fund supports a variety of community initiatives.

The 2021 fund has made a total of £35,000 available for small charities and community organisations with new ideas or existing projects that boost local wellbeing and celebrate the community.

Local groups and initiatives based in and around Childs Hill, Golders Green and West Hendon have been able to apply for grants of between £500-£5,000. This year the fund’s key themes are Outdoors and Active, Mental and Physical Wellbeing, and Community Togetherness.

Applications opened on 15 June and closed on 15 July, with funds expected to be awarded by early August. Find out more here.

And you can read about last year’s grants here.

Residents in front of trees