18 year old IT student, Sean Dwyer from Altrincham, is jumping for joy after being awarded his certificate of completion from the Olympics Bridging the Gap training programme, which will enable him to gain an amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of paid employment at the London 2012 Olympic Games!
Sean, along with fifty other students from a range of courses at the College, is now tasked with helping to secure the biggest and most celebrated sporting event in the world after being interviewed by a sub-contractor of G4S UK, the official security provider for the Olympics and Paralympics.
Sean’s training course is part of the Bridging the Gap nationwide initiative which aims to produce a trained and experienced workforce for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. A 10,000-strong security workforce will be tasked with securing the Games alongside colleagues from the police and local authorities across all London 2012 competition and non-competition venues.
He commented, “Working at the Games is an amazing opportunity. I’m really excited to be able to say that I’m going to be part of it and as work experiences go, it doesn’t get much bigger or better than the Olympics! I’m looking forward to working and living in the capital, and I think this will be really good preparation for the world of work and will help me gain a sense of independence.”
Course Tutor, Rob McBride, who coordinated on behalf of the College with Bridging the Gap to ensure the various training events took place commented, “Our students are really geared up for this opportunity. They have proven through their training that they have all the right skills necessary to become valuable members of the Olympics team. Working as part of the UK’s largest ever security operation is a fantastic opportunity for them.”