Tens of Thousands of Jobs on Offer at London 2012
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) is urging people to consider, research and apply for the opportunity of a lifetime as part of the London 2012 team.
By Games time, London 2012 will have a workforce of around 6,000 paid staff, up to 70,000 volunteers and around 100,000 paid contractors.
Tens of thousands of contractor opportunities and around 4,000 roles with LOCOG will become available over the next six months.
The London 2012 Ceremonies company will also have around 350 jobs available across a variety of teams, from costume to stage management.
Paul Deighton, Chief Executive of LOCOG said:
‘Without the tens of thousands of people working on the London 2012 Games, they simply wouldn’t happen. If someone wants to be able to say that they played a part in making London 2012 a success, then this is their opportunity.
'There is a role out there for everyone and I would urge everyone to keep an eye on our website and start applying for these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.’
To help ensure everyone, regardless of ability and background, can be involved with London 2012, there will jobs available at all levels which will cater for a wide range of skills and talent, enabling LOCOG to recruit the most diverse and inclusive team possible.
There will also be opportunities for students who want to play their part at London 2012. The Summer Jobs of a Lifetime website, run by London 2012 official recruitment services provider Adecco, allows students to register their interest in working on the Games. Elsewhere, the Bridging the Gap scheme provides students with a springboard for a career in the security sector.
A wide variety of new jobs are also being created by London 2012 sponsors, suppliers and other businesses who are seeking additional staff as a result of London 2012.
These will be advertised in job brokerages and Job Centre Plus branches across the UK, and will also be on the Jobs for the Games website.