Hackney students win 200 jobs on the Olympic Park

More than 200 young people in Hackney schools know what they will be doing next summer - they have been offered jobs in or around the Olympic Park, giving them a supporting role in the greatest event east London has ever seen.

The job offers came following a series of recruitment events in the borough organised by Hackney Council with support from LOCOG and the east London charity,TELCO. A recent event at Stoke Newington School was attended by 400 pupils, and further events are taking place at Bridge, Mossbourne and Petchey Academies. Visits to Hackney’s remaining secondary schools will take place before Christmas and recruitment continues until March 2012.

“The opportunities are not just for students - everyone is welcome to apply – but recruitment closes in March 2012, so residents will need to be quick to make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Councillor Guy Nicholson, Hackney Council Cabinet Member for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Thousands of jobs will be available in and around the Olympic Park next summer in areas such as cleaning, catering, retail, hospitality and security. In total, about 400 Hackney residents have been offered jobs in and around the Olympic Park since the summer.

A recruitment desk is currently open at the Hackney Service Centre, Hillman Street, every Monday between 11am and 2pm, and the jobs team will be making regular visits to Kingsland Shopping Centre until Christmas.

For up to date news about London 2012 job opportunities, and links to 2012 employers, call Hackney’s jobs brokerage on 020 7275 7843 or visit the Hackney Council webpage at: