LSBU spearheads Nine Elms Vauxhall career expo for local school pupils
04 December 2014
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
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.
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."