Employment Opportunities

Elmsbrook will make a real difference — not only to the environment but also to Bicester’s economy, bringing new jobs and business opportunities.

Creating jobs for locals

For a sustainable community to do well it has to have healthy businesses and create jobs.

We want to bring financial prosperity to the region by creating jobs for locals in the building phase and throughout the future growth of North West Bicester.

Opportunities in the building phase

We’re committed to:

  • Using at least 20 per cent local labour during the construction of the Exemplar
  • Working in partnership with Bicester Job Club and Job Centre Plus to support local job seekers in accessing training and employment opportunities arising on site
  • Creating a minimum of 10 apprenticeships to give local young people the chance to gain on the job skills and training

The long-term opportunities

As we build homes, a school, shops and other facilities, we’ll be creating jobs not just in the construction industry but also for teachers, nursery nurses, shop assistants and many more.

  • We’re creating an eco-business centre for start-ups and small businesses and
  • working from home will be easy thanks to a fast broadband connection (minimum of 100mb) in every house

There are trade opportunities on site for:

  • Bricklayers
  • Carpenters
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Landscapers
  • Painters and decorators
  • Dry-liners
  • Site engineers
  • Administration support
  • Security officers
  • PV installers
  • Timber Framers
  • Labourers
  • Ground workers
  • Forklift Drivers
  • Caterers

How can I access these opportunities?

To be considered for all employment and training opportunities on site you must complete our Employment and Training Registration Form.

This is a standard registration form to capture people’s contact details, skills, qualifications and areas of interest.

You can complete and submit your registration form here, or obtain a hard copy from Job Centre Plus, Bicester Job Club, CDC Town Centre Office, or Bicester Library.

By registering your details they will be kept on file and you will become part of a pool of local labour that both contractors now and in the future working on NW Bicester can call upon as appropriate, when opportunities arise.

What happens next?

Some trades will be required on site earlier than others, so you will only be contacted when appropriate opportunities arise in the trades that you have expressed an interest in.

On the first phase recruitment took place from October 2014 to August 2015, with apprentices, work placement and work experience opportunities being delivered in-line with the on-site trades.

Job and training opportunities will continue throughout the 5 year construction of Elmsbrook and beyond. By submitting our registration form your details will be recorded on our database and shared with other potential employers from across the wider project team to be considered on all phases.

Contact information

For further details please contact:

Kate Candler, Willmott Dixon Housing on: 01462 814455 or Kate Candler