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Crossrail: Recruitment

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 10 February 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will ensure that notification of job vacancies arising from the Crossrail scheme is made through Jobcentre Plus before such vacancies are advertised elsewhere. (316833)

Crossrail Ltd. has established a partnership with Jobcentre Plus to maximise the number of local people employed on the Crossrail scheme. Under these arrangements, Crossrail contractors' vacancies will be advertised through Jobcentre Plus 48 hours before the contractor advertises elsewhere. These arrangements are set out in a draft Memorandum of Understanding between Jobcentre Plus and Crossrail which will shortly be finalised.

Vacancies for posts within Crossrail Ltd. itself are not advertised through Jobcentre Plus; the majority of these positions require particularly specific role/industry experience or specialist technical skills. Vacancies in Crossrail Ltd. are therefore advertised on the Crossrail website at:

www.crossrail.co.uk/company/careers-and-training/vacancies