Birmingham 2022’s search for first apprentices begins

Birmingham 2022 has launched its search for the first group of apprentices to work as part of the team delivering the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

The search for candidates to fill the first business administrator roles has begun, a statement from Birmingham 2022 said. Other roles in areas of the organisation, such as ticketing, venue development, procurement, workforce, sport and security, are expected to go live soon.

The first new recruits will officially start their apprenticeship in the New Year, the statement said. Gi Group will support Birmingham 2022 in its capacity as the Games’ official recruiter in the search. 

The apprenticeship scheme announcement follows word that Birmingham 2022 is looking to recruit more than 50 new members of staff before the end of 2020. By summer 2022, around 1,200 people will be employed by the Games organisation, the statement said.

The apprenticeships are expected to last for between 12 and 18 months, and depending on the role will then continue working for Birmingham 2022 until the end of the Games in August 2022.

The application process for the first apprenticeships – which are open to everyone with a grade C (Level 4) in England, Grade D (Level 3) in Maths and with basic computer literacy skills – is open now.

The process involves candidates completing a guided application. The applications will be reviewed and successful candidates invited for interview. Other current vacancies at Birmingham 2022 can be seen at here with the transport, sport and procurement teams all currently recruiting.

For more information on resourcing for Birmingham 2022, see our cover feature here in June’s Recruiter issue.

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