Games employment opportunities up for grabs at open day

Young people looking for work are being invited to get involved in opportunities around the Commonwealth Games.

The Way will be the location for a day of Commonwealth Games job opportunities
The Way will be the location for a day of Commonwealth Games job opportunities

A host of Commonwealth Games 2022 employment and training opportunities will be on offer at the Wolverhampton Youth Employment Hub on Wednesday, May 11.

People aged between 18 and 30 and unemployed are being invited to go along to the event at The Way Youth Zone on School Street between 11am and 3pm.

Employers, Commonwealth Games partners and training providers will be on hand to offer advice on jobs and sector-specific training.

Attendees will also be able to have a go at some of the sporting activities while finding out about the jobs on offer in stewarding, hospitality, cleaning, security and catering.

The event is being run in partnership with Wolverhampton Council, Wolves At Work 18-24, Department for Work & Pensions, Black Country Impact, Talent Match Black Country and Jobcentre Plus.

Wolverhampton Council director of regeneration, Richard Lawrence, said: "This summer is an exciting time for the region with the arrival of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and events taking place across the West Midlands.

"In Wolverhampton, we are relishing the opportunity to stage the cycling time trials, starting at West Park.

"It is a fantastic global event to be part of and will also provide thousands of opportunities for our unemployed residents to get jobs and training that could lead to long-term employment.

"I would urge anyone aged between 18 and 30 to get to The Way Youth Hub on May 11 and find out exactly what’s on offer."

Richard Smith, DWP Group partnership manager in the West Midlands, said: "This is a great opportunity to not only be part of something huge in the West Midlands, but sectors in which jobs are currently available for the games are also priority sectors where we have 100s of jobs available ongoing.

"All the more reason to get involved."

Anyone interested in Commonwealth Games 2022 jobs and training opportunities can also register their interest at birmingham2022.com/jobs

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