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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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June 2009

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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June 2009

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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June 2009

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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June 2009

The Olympic Delivery Team’s Areas of Work

  • Stakeholder Management
  • Managing Vacancies
  • The Personal Best Programme

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June 2009

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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June 2009

Employment and the Games

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June 2009

Employment and the Games

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June 2009

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’

Any Questions?

Olympic Update: London 2012