There are many job opportunities in Stratford for those that are looking for one. By considering the demographic nature of Stratford: age, nationality and languages spoken, you will see there are a variety of opportunities. Many of them are created by local small and medium-sized enterprises, such as car washes and takeaway restaurants. Some jobs in the Stratford area are only available to those who speak English well.
This is, of course, understandable. So you may need to brush up on your English knowledge before you will get certain jobs.
These typically involve jobs in which you must speak to customers, such as retail. The local Westfield shopping centre, for example, has many such jobs on offer.
These jobs – like all the other retail jobs in the country – are low paid. The national minimum wage is what you can expect. Although an experienced retail worker could have £1 or so added on top of their national minimum wage per hour.
In order to afford the accommodation locally, the workers of Stratford must share their flats or rooms they rent with other people. The well-paid jobs in Stratford are only for the privileged few. Usually, people born and educated in Britain or very clever immigrants get jobs at the local council and the NHS. The well off members of the Stratford community are the landlords of properties. They are rented by the poor who are employed locally or the people employed in the City of London.
Due to the lack of sufficient and adequate employment opportunities in Stratford, the locals do everything they can to make money. You can find out more about this by reading our blog post below. We also have many other brilliant blog posts that you may wish to read to find out more information about Stratford.