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LSBU spearheads Nine Elms Vauxhall career expo for local school pupils

04 December 2014
Nine Elms Career Expo event

London South Bank University gives students the chance to participate in £1billion project to change the future of Lambeth and Wandsworth

London South Bank University (LSBU) joined forces with Nine Elms Vauxhall to host a career exhibition fair for local school pupils, allowing them to learn valuable employability skills as well as networking with potential future employers.

Nine Elms Vauxhall is a 195 hectare redevelopment area in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Wandsworth and is set to be the biggest construction site in Europe. LSBU is the official Higher Education partner for the Nine Elms development which aims to complete in 2022.

The fair included demonstrations and workshops by the main contractors working on the development, giving the students the chance to learn about the future opportunities at Nine Elms Vauxhall. Contractors who attended the event included leading companies such as Transport for London, John Lewis Partnership, Whitbread, and the Berkley Group Foundation. LSBU's Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Pat Bailey and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Paul Ivey, were also in attendance on both days welcoming students to the fair.

Once complete, the new development will offer more than 600,000 square metres of new businesses, 16,000 new homes, an extension of the Northern Line and almost 3km of River Thames frontage, lined with cafes, bars, restaurants, cultural attractions and public space.

LSBU's Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Pat Bailey said "LSBU is proud to be strengthening our partnership with a redevelopment that not only aims to improve the future of Lambeth and Wandsworth but also gives local young people the chance to be a part of the change. Young people have a right to be involved in their local communities and we believe giving them a chance to meet with potential employers will give them power to shape what happens in their area."

 
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