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Monday, 16 May 2011

2012 Olympics are fast approaching… are you involved?

It seemed such a long way off when, in 2005, London was confirmed as the host city for the 2012 Olympic Games. Now, six years later they are just around the corner. Have you bought your tickets?

If not, maybe you can still go. Have you thought about working at the games? Adecco has been named the official recruitment service provider for the 2012 Olympics in London and have said that the total workforce needed for the London Games will reach 100,000. With an on-site team of 13 already working on 269 permanent roles and 129 Games time roles, Adecco are set to grow their team as they build a diverse workforce of 6,000 temporary and permanent roles.

Additionally, a new scheme was launched last week to encourage at least 20,000 college and university students across the UK to participate in activities related to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Podium, the FE and HE unit for the 2012 Games, joined forces with the NUS to launch the 'Be a Champion' scheme, which is being funded by Olympic sponsor Coca-Cola and the Higher Education Funding Council For England (HEFCE).

More than 100 students' unions are expected to appoint a Student Ambassador under the programme to highlight the opportunities available to learners, ranging from sport volunteering, to culture and community participation.

We think these opportunities will be snapped up, so if you are interested act now!
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