The Good Growth Hub is a place for young people (aged 18-30) based in east London to access training, experience, and employment opportunities in the cultural, creative, and digital technology sectors with employers based in and around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Our work widens access to these opportunities to those living in the community and supports businesses to proposer thanks to the capability and ambition of local people.
We’re working to ensure that the employment opportunities arising from the development on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are accessible to young people living in neighbouring boroughs. Being in the park means we’re on the doorstep of change: we’re rooted in the exciting opportunities of this fast-changing and growing place. We’re here because we work closely with exciting employers in media, fashion, tech, and more, who are as committed to inclusive growth as we are. We only work with employers who provide the London Living Wage at a minimum, and who demonstrate that their workplaces are diverse and inclusive (or have a plan in place to get there).
It can be tough to break into work in the cultural, creative, and digital sectors. It’s no secret that those with privilege can snap up opportunities before local people - whether that be because of who they know, where they went to school, or some other factor. Good Growth represents an opportunity to shape an economy and a society in a way that puts community first. By investing in the potential of young people through skills and training, paid experience, mentoring, and more, we improve awareness of the opportunities available in creative, cultural, and digital sectors, and how best to access them. Through our work, we enable our society to better share wealth and opportunity, as well as skills, purpose, and connection. ￼