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Grand Central and New Street Station Development

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The £700 million redevelopment of New Street Station and the transformation of The Pallasades Shopping Centre into Grand Central Birmingham, anchored by a 250,000 sq. ft John Lewis store is due for completion in 2015. The development complements Birmingham’s City Centre and other major retail destinations in the city, Over 1000 new jobs, are expected to be created predominantly in retail, hospitality and customer service.

The Birmingham Growth Alliance Partnership has been established to capitalise on job opportunities that will be created through Grand Central Birmingham and the wider city centre to ensure that the people of Birmingham have improved chances to access these vacancies.

The Jobs and Skills Charter below demonstrates the commitment of partners to together to maximise access for Birmingham residents, particularly those from priority groups to all jobs, skills and training opportunities that flow from the development.

We are also now providing regular bulletins about the progress of the partnership and experiences of those who have secured jobs.

Colleges, training providers and employment support providers:

Following on from Jobs and Skills Charter being signed, the Partnership is seeking to engage with training and employment support providers to work cooperatively to develop long term pathways that begin to support and develop Birmingham residents now so that they are in the best position to take up these job opportunities in 2015.

The Statement of Opportunity below outlines the background to the partnership, what it seeks to achieve and how you as a service provider can be involved in this.

Provider Briefing - 28 January 2013

A Provider Briefing was held on 28 January for colleges, training and employment support service providers to hear about the work of the Partnership and how to get involved in the delivery and implementation of the programme of activities. John Lewis were in attendance providing information on the job opportunities and their standards and expectations through the recruitment process. For details of the briefing please see the presentation below:

Providers were asked to completed a Provider Template outlining their training provision and client groups. If your organisation is interested in being part of this project and has not yet completed this, please download the attached form and return it to as soon as possible.

For further information on the Birmingham Growth Alliance Partnership please contact either:

Cassie Sadler
Principal Employment Officer
0121 464 7731

Cheryl Smylie
Management Coordinator
0121 303 4571

Job Seekers

Job or training opportunities available at Grand Central Birmingham are likely to be available towards the end of 2014.

If you are interested in applying you will be able to register your interest by completing an Expression of Interest form. This will be available on the page nearer the time. Please keep checking this website for updates.

See good news stories from the construction phase of New Street Station

You may also be interested in visiting the websites below for further information on employment and training opportunities:

Find out more about the work of the Employment Access Team here.
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Last Updated : 1st May 2014