Work the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held in London, England. Athletes from around the world will be competing in the Olympics from July 27-August 12.
People who are looking for a unique employment experience and who want to be part of history may want to consider working at the Games. There are opportunities for candidates interested in being a part of this major amateur sporting event working for the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG). This is the private company which is responsible for staging these events.
The LOCOG will also be staging some test events before the Games take place. The company will also be recruiting volunteers for both sets of Games and training people who have been selected to fulfil these roles. The company will also be responsible for organizing the Cultural Olympiad which will take place shortly before the Games begin.
This company was formed in 2005 to start planning for the upcoming Games. At that point, approximately 50 people were employed by LOCOG. By the time the Games are declared officially open in July of 2012, a total of 170,000 people will be working on them. This figure includes 6,000 full-time and temporary positions.
The following are examples of the types of jobs which may be available at the Summer Olympic and the Paralympic Games:
- Venue Energy Manager
- Document Controller
- Games Time Power Team Coordinator
- Catering, Cleaning and Waste Venue Manager
- Resilience Planner
- Project Manager, Energy Services
- Accommodation Reservations Coordinator
- Paralympic Results Testing Manager
- Venue Transport Planner
- Tour Services Coordinator
- Tennis - Ball Person Team Leader
- Tennis - Sport Information Group Leader
- Fencing - Warmup Group Leader
- Fencing - Athletes Services Group Leader
- Village Accommodation Manager
- Wrestling - Sport Equipment Group Leader
- Assistant Bus System Manager
Job Opportunities for Disabled People at the London Olympics
The LOCOG is committed to providing employment opportunities to qualified disabled people. The organization has made a commitment to guarantee an interview to all qualified disabled applicants and that they will be considered for the position based on merit alone. It has also pledged to make every effort to ensure that an employee who becomes disabled is able to continue working.
How to Apply for a Job at the Summer Olympics or the Paralympics
To see available positions at LOCOG, visit the organization's recruiting site. Job seekers will need to create an online profile before applying for specific positions.