King’s Lynn students could be heading for London Olympics

College of West Anglia students interviewed for steward jobs at games

Students at a King's Lynn college are waiting to hear if they will be employed for London 2012.

Around 60 of them were interviewed by G4S at the College of West Anglia and some of them could be employed by the company for stewarding at the London games later this year.

'This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to be involved in this once in a lifetime event. It's a legacy and beyond. The qualifications they have gained will allow them to go on and work at other large events after London 2012. All in all a fantastic experience for them,' said course director Neil Reader.

The group of students have been studying for two qualifications as part of the Bridging the Gap programme.

The successful applicants could find themselves acting as a steward at any of the London 2012 venues for any of the events during the Olympics or Paralympics.

Their work experience has included the Norwich City football promotion parade; the British Grand Prix and the Tour of Britain cycle race.

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Bridging the Gap is designed to address an ongoing skills shortage in the security industry and the project us delivered at more than 80 colleges and higher education establishments around the country.