Thousands of job opportunities with the Commonwealth Games - The Redditch Standard

Thousands of job opportunities with the Commonwealth Games

Redditch Editorial 23rd Feb, 2022   0

TENS of thousands of job opportunities at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games are coming available between now and the event itself.

And now a recruitment drive has been launched to encourage people to register their interest in the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of the biggest event ever to take place in the West Midlands.

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

More than 20,000 roles are available with contractors, with an additional 600 job opportunities during the Games within the Birmingham 2022 organising committee itself.

The jobs, lasting from three months to three weeks, include roles in security, stewarding, catering, cleaning, retail and logistics and many more opportunities to help the Games run smoothly.

The majority don’t need formal experience or qualifications, and full training will be provided.

Birmingham 2022 is working with the Jobs and Skills Academy (JSA), launched by the West Midlands Combined Authority to provide training for and to improve the skills of local people for these roles.

The JSA is investing £5million to train unemployed residents to take advantage of Games time roles and have already, over the last 12 months, trained over 4000 unemployed people to help build the talent pool in the workforce.

The JSA has secured a total of £5.2m from European Social Fund (ESF) and the National Lottery and is offering individualised support to 3,500 people to access Games opportunities.

Applicants must be aged 18 or above by April 1, 2022 and should register their interest at to find out more.

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will see around 4,500 athletes from 72 nations and territories compete in 19 sports and eight para-sports across 14 competition venues from July 28 until August 8, 2022.

It is expected to attract more than one million spectators to the city and have a global TV audience of 1.5 billion.


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