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June 2009 Olympic Update: London 2012 Ann Lines Jobcentre Plus - Head of Olympic Delivery Boyd Wood DWP – Policy Adviser June 2009 First – Did You Know? 2012 will be the third time London will host the Olympic Games Paralympics means the parallel games

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June 2009

Olympic Update: London 2012

Ann Lines

Jobcentre Plus - Head of Olympic Delivery

Boyd Wood

DWP – Policy Adviser


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June 2009

First – Did You Know?

  • 2012 will be the third time London will host the Olympic Games

  • Paralympics means the parallel games

  • It will be the biggest peace time logistics operation ever staged in Britain

  • DWP has at least 1 Olympian

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Opportunity for All

  • Communities outside London will benefit too:

  • 50% of contracts already awarded to companies outside London (at a value of £1.3bn)

  • Venues and facilities outside London

  • Around the country:

  • - Nations and Regions Groups

  • - London 2012 Business Network

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DWP and Jobcentre Plus’ Aims

  • The 2012 Games offers a major opportunity to promote employment and skills across the UK.

  • We want to create a lasting legacy through new jobs, skills and a learning culture and create more innovative ways for delivering these opportunities to all sections of the community.

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DWP and Jobcentre Plus’ Aims

  • The 2012 Games supports our business aims:

  • Reduce child poverty

  • Maximise employment opportunity for all

  • Reducing the numbers of people claiming out- of-work benefits

  • Helping people stay in work

  • Before, during and after

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The Olympic Delivery Team’s Areas of Work

  • Stakeholder Management

  • Managing Vacancies

  • The Personal Best Programme

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Employment and the Games

  • A politically sensitive issue, aggravated by the economic situation

  • 20% are from the 5 Host Boroughs

  • 33% are from other London Boroughs

  • 40% are from outside London

  • 7% unmatched postcodes

  • Our vacancy process

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Employment and the Games

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Employment and the Games

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Employment and the Games

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June 2009

When the Olympic Flame Goes Out

  • Volunteering – DWP staff

  • Mainstreaming Personal Best

  • Ensuring sustained employment for Games-time workers

  • Servicing other long-term projects, e.g.

    • Crossrail

    • Thames Gateway

    • 2012 Commonwealth Games

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June 2009

‘The UK’s Games in London’

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