Recruitment centre opens for Olympics security jobs
The official security provider for the Olympic Games has opened the doors of its London 2012 Recruitment Centre in Stratford.
G4S wants to hire around 10,000 staff to work at this summer's event - and have already had 20,000 applications.
The scheme, which G4S hailing the 'biggest paid paid recruitment drive this century', will see candidates invited to the centre for interview.
They will then go through screening and vetting processes before their application is submitted to LOCOG for accreditation.
Managing director of G4S Security Personnel Mark Hamilton said the jobs would be for a range of roles including bag and vehicle searching.
"Our recruitment drive offers unique employment opportunities to thousands of Britons, allowing them to get closer to the excitement and play an important role in delivering a safe and secure London 2012 Games," he said.
"In addition, our training will provide successful applicants with a professional security services qualification that will kick-start their careers in the sector post-2012."
The centre is based in Rokeby Secondary School in Pitchford Street.