London 2012: A worthwhile investment in your future?
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No matter whether or not you care about the London 2012 Olympic Games or not, there’s no denying the positive effects the pending games have had on the British nation. It has helped to create many job opportunities in a number of sectors in an economy that is in desperate need of employment. It has inspired our youth to get fit and get involved in sports in the hopes of participating in the Games one day and, most importantly, it has removed some of the cynicism from the UK population and replaced it with smiles and laughter, (although some credit must be given to the lovely sunshine). Now the question is; can UK students profit from this historic event? As the 27th of July, the date of the iconic opening ceremony rapidly approaches, we here at TNS were wondering how you guys can and have profited from the event. Let’s take a look at the opportunities that the Games have provided over the past few years, the obvious are the job opportunities. The Games have created 30,000 construction jobs and 50,000 permanent jobs. The media has been abuzz about how great an opportunity it would be to be able to write: worked at the London 2012 Olympic Games on a CV but, is that really that much of a privilege and will it open doors for recent graduates and current students? Let’s look at the roles available for students at the Games. London 2012 contractors are hiring students in one of five different areas: catering and hospitality, cleaning and waste, events services, retail and security. You don’t really need a degree to do any of these jobs so, how exactly will working these jobs lead to a good profitable career?
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