Tens of thousands of jobs on offer at London 2012

Tens of thousands of jobs are on offer at London 2012.

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) is urging people to consider, research and apply for one of the tens of thousands of job opportunities that will become available between now and Games time and not to miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime to be part of the London 2012 team.

To ensure the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are a success, a huge workforce of people will be needed. 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. A large percentage of the roles will be short-term opportunities starting from April 2012 and lasting the duration of the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games or both. The London 2012 Ceremonies company will also have around 350 jobs available.

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.


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'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.'

Hugh Robertson, minister for the Olympics, said: 'This is chance for thousands of people to play their part in a little bit of history. It will be an excellent addition to anyone's CV and a unique opportunity to do something fulfilling, exciting and fun.'

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Jobs with LOCOG will be available in areas such as customer service, hospitality, operations, help desk, facilities management and administration.

The opportunities with contractors will be in areas including catering, cleaning, security, transport, event stewarding and retail. London 2012 ceremonies will be looking for people to join various teams, from costume to stage management.

There will also be plenty of opportunities for students who want to take advantage of the unique opportunity to get a job at an Olympic and Paralympic Games.

And a wide variety of new jobs are being created by London 2012 sponsors, suppliers and other businesses who are seeking additional staff as a result of London 2012.

New roles for LOCOG and London 2012 Ceremonies are being added every day and those who want to find out more should look at the www.london2012.com/jobs website.

Opportunities with contractors will be advertised in job brokerages and Job Centre Plus branches across the UK.

Have you landed a job for the Olympic and Paralympic Games? Call reporter Kate Scotter on 01603 772326 or email kate.scotter@archant.co.uk.

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