Young people secure jobs at Olympics venue

Young people secure jobs at Olympics venue

Young people secure jobs at Olympics venue

First published in Greenwich news News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , leisure editor

MORE than 60 young people from Bexley and Greenwich have secured jobs during the Olympics, thanks to a Bexley-based youth organisation.

A team of eight youths from Active Horizons arranged for 63 jobs with caterers Arena at the Greenwich Olympic Park, where they will be paid at least £8.30 an hour, more than the National Minimum wage which ranges from £3.68 for 16 to 17-year-olds and £6.08 for over 21s.

For some, it was their first ever job interview. Tawanda Chamunorwa, 16, of Picardy Street in Belvedere said: “I am very glad to have the opportunity to be earning what most 16 year olds only dream of, especially in a time with such high unemployment. I really don't know how to express my feelings, as this gives me the necessary experience that I need to get on the job ladder as well as being right in the heart of the Olympics.”

Active Horizons now plans to try to secure paid internships and jobs with local firms. If you are interested in joining the team e-mail or go to

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree