Job seekers jump into the ring with olympic gold medalist boxer at Commonwealth Games employment event - The Coventry Observer

15th Aug, 2022

Job seekers jump into the ring with olympic gold medalist boxer at Commonwealth Games employment event

Ryan Smith 13th Jun, 2022

AROUND 600 people got the chance to jump into the ring with Olympic Gold medalist boxer Galal Yafai MBE on June 8 as part of the Commonwealth Games Jobs and Skills event.

The attendees could apply for a host of Commonwealth Games jobs including stewarding, security and hospitality.

They also learnt how to gain qualifications in some of these areas.

And in between learning about the jobs on offer, visitors got to take part in boxing as well as wheelchair basketball and table tennis.

The event was organised by the Coventry Job Shop in partnership with the Department of Work and Pensions and the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee.

It was one of many events planned by Coventry Job Shop over the summer that will help people from the city to gain employment across a range of sectors.

Coventry City Council’s cabinet member for jobs, regeneration and climate change, Coun Jim O’Boyle said: “Attracting major events to the city and region is vital to the local jobs market and we want to ensure that job seekers know what’s available.

“I hope events like this can be a big help to people.”

The cabinet member for education and skills, Coun Dr Kindy Sandhu added: “It was great to see so many people attending.

“The city centre Job Shop plays a key role where people can call in and talk to staff, and making the connection with the Commonwealth Games and other events is really important.”

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