Enfield’s strategy is to ensure that there is an increase in jobs that can be filled by local people with the required level of training or skills. As a co-ordinating council we bring key partners together to deliver improved local employment.
A local workforce
Enfield is home to a diverse community of over 333,800 residents. A total of 132,000 people work in the borough and it is home to 209,500 people are of working age – the 10th largest in London.
The Council and our partners are working with Enfield businesses to create strong links with the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) and Barnet and Southgate College to optimise local employment opportunities.
Enfield Council is highly supportive of apprenticeships. We are committed to having apprentices in our workforce and encourage and support other companies to do the same. We also help with initial work experience alongside the training necessary to enable young people to move into employment with local businesses. Additional work placements are offered to young people to help them make informed career choices.
“There are all sorts of opportunities for businesses here. From one-man bands to multi-million pound investors – we are seeing them all move here.”