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Jobs and training opportunities | Alexander Stadium development | Birmingham City Council

Jobs and training opportunities

Birmingham City Council’s Employment Access Team (EAT) are working alongside the partner contractor building the Alexander Stadium, to promote and offer jobs and training to the local community. To find out more about these schemes and what opportunities are currently available, please contact the Employment Access Team by email or visit the EAT webpage.

Supporting local

Birmingham is brimming with independent businesses and talented residents. Our contractor, McLaughlin and Harvey, is working in partnership with Finditinbirmingham to promote local supply chain opportunities. For more information about their approach and current opportunities for local businesses, including SMEs and third sector organisations, please visit their supplier page on Finditinbirmingham.

Working with schools

Our partner contractor is engaging with local schools, with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM subjects). This will include developing an understanding of construction and engineering as well as other wide ranging subjects. Students will have the chance to explore career routes and meet with engineers and designers. We will release more information on these school engagement activities over the coming months.

Case study

In 2015, Chris O’Hagan joined McLaughlin & Harvey, the main contractor on the Alexander Stadium redevelopment, through the company’s undergraduate trainee scheme.

The scheme, which is fully funded, helps trainees gain a nationally recognised qualification as well as invaluable hands on experience. After starting as a Trainee Site Manager, Chris was given the opportunity to experience the different elements of construction to help strengthen his technical knowledge.

He had planned to rotate between the company’s different departments, but after starting on-site at Alexander Stadium as a Design Coordinator Chris found he loved his new role and asked to be remain in that position.

In the video below he talks about his experiences at the Alexander Stadium: