Find out about jobs and training in Hackney linked to the 2012 Games

Hackney residents are invited to attend an event to find out about jobs, training and other opportunities linked to the 2012 Games.

The event is being held at Ocean One, Mare Street, on Thurs 5 November, from 11am to 5pm.

There are more than 500 opportunities to get into employment, apprenticeships or volunteering linked to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, with hundreds more coming up.

Jules Pipe, Mayor of Hackney, said: “I would encourage all residents looking for work or training to go along to the Council’s jobs fair. Being a host borough for the 2012 Games means there will be more opportunities coming up over the coming months and years, and the Council wants to ensure all residents are aware of the opportunities and have the skills they need to apply for jobs.”

There will be stands from organisations including the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) who will be forecasting the types of jobs coming up on the Olympic Park site so that residents can prepare and take part in training now so they have the right skills to apply.

Others organisation with stands include: Carillion Plc, Hackney Community College, Job Centre Plus, Hackney Council, more than 15 organisations working on the 2012 Games.

Residents will be able to register for vacancies, get one-to-one advice on interview techniques and CV writing, attend apprenticeship assessment workshops and find out about jobs on the Olympic Park site.

There will be information about jobs in areas including construction, media and IT, catering, security, sports and leisure as well as details of training and skills courses.

A crèche for children up to six will be available.

Notes to Editors

1.About the 2012 Games in Hackney: Hackney is one of the five host boroughs for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In 2012, Hackney will host the media centres, the Handball Arena and the Hockey Arena. The media centres will remain after 2012 and will provide employment space. The Handball Arena will be transformed into a multi-sport community facility. The Hockey Arena is temporary and will be taken down after the 2012 Games.