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Step up to the plate and be a Game Changer for the 2022 Commonwealth Games

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The Organising Committee for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games have announced a fantastic opportunity for 25 young people who are passionate about sport and would like to pursue this as a career to become a Game Changer at next year’s Commonwealth Games.

Available roles include assisting in planning and delivering each competition by following the rules and regulations of the International Federations of the sports. This also includes helping to ensure that the athletes, team officials and technical officials have the facilities and services they need at both the training and official venues for each sport.

The 25 recruits will be joining a team tasked with delivering a sports programme that includes 19 sports and eight Para sports – the most extensive para-sport programme in Commonwealth Games history.

Director of Sport for Birmingham 2022, Matt Kidson, said: 

 “We’re looking for candidates that can demonstrate an absolute passion for sport and that are keen to learn the ropes from our experienced and dedicated team.

“We have a fantastic and varied programme of sport to deliver. So this is a fantastic opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at how a major sport event is organised and to kickstart your career in sport in spectacular style.”

The sports team was recently expanded when three of Birmingham 2022’s 27 apprentices joined as sports team assistants. One of those apprentices, Para-athlete Nicole Swingler, spoke about her experience so far:

“I still can’t believe that I am now helping to organise the Commonwealth Games, and this role has given my confidence and career a huge boost. It’s also fascinating to see behind the scenes of such a major event and to begin to understand how events like the Commonwealth Games are organised.

“If you love sport and you are currently looking for a job, I would urge you to take a look at these roles because it really is a fantastic opportunity.”

The new recruits will join more than 300 people already employed by Birmingham 2022 to deliver the 22nd edition of the Commonwealth Games, which will be staged next summer from 28 July to 8 August.

More information about the jobs can be found at:

https://birmingham2022.gigroup.com/divisions/operations/, and the closing date for applying for these roles is 13 May.

 

Written by: David Watkins

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