Birmingham 2022: thousands of jobs on offer at the Commonwealth Games

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To ensure Birmingham 2022 is a success, a huge workforce of people will be needed

Thousands of jobs are set to be made available to work at this summer’s Commonwealth Games.

In excess of 20,00 contractor roles are available, including security, stewarding, catering and retail positions.

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And an additional 600 jobs are being made available within the Birmingham 2022 organising committee between now and the Games, which get underway on July 28.

The majority of the jobs available, lasting from three months to three weeks, don’t need formal experience or qualifications, and full training will be provided.

Applicants can register their interest through the Games website, here.

Andy Street, Commonwealth Games, BirminghamAndy Street, Commonwealth Games, Birmingham
Andy Street, Commonwealth Games, Birmingham | Local TV

Whats been said about the recruitment drive?

Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands, said: “The Commonwealth Games was always about so much more than medals and athletes, and it is this legacy of jobs and improved opportunities that made me so determined to help land this global event for our region.

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“It is therefore brilliant to see that thousands of opportunities are on offer through the Games, especially as these roles have become even more critical given the pandemic has left many people out of work and others worried about their future. To support this, the WMCA is making more than £5m available through our Jobs and Skills Academy to help anyone who is interested in taking on a role during the Commonwealth Games.

“Not only will this training help people secure roles during the Games, but the skills they learn will also set them up for future careers, ensuring we do provide a proper lasting legacy for people across the West Midlands.”

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