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PROVIDING OPPORTUNITY: A variety of London 2012 jobs are available

OLYMPIC 2012 organisers are encouraging Londoners to apply for the many jobs that are now available in regard to the greatest show on earth.

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.

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.”

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.

There will 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.

Inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Bridging the Gap scheme will provide students with a springboard for future careers in the security sector. On completion of the required security qualification, students will be guaranteed an interview for a role at the Games with G4S, the official security provider for London 2012.

The Summer Jobs of a Lifetime website, run by London 2012 official recruitment services provider Adecco, and supported by Podium – the Further and Higher Education Unit for the 2012 Games, will be an important recruitment channel for London 2012’s contractors and allows students to register their interest in working on the Games.

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.

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