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Olympic Games 2012: Training

Volume 474: debated on Monday 21 April 2008

To ask the Minister for the Olympics pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Henley of 10 December 2007, Official Report, column 47W, on Olympic Games 2012: training, how many of the level one training places were for courses in construction; and how many of those qualifying from those courses have been offered jobs on projects involved with construction work for the Olympics. (195898)

Pursuant to my answer of 10 December 2007, Official Report, column 47W to the hon. Member for Henley a further 666 skills training places have been offered by the London Development Agency, bringing the total for the period January to December 2007 to 1,835.

Improvements to the LDA's monitoring systems since April 2007 have allowed it to track the outcomes for individuals receiving this training from that date. For the period April to December 2007, 1,083 skills training courses were delivered to 956 individuals. Of these, all were unemployed at the time of training, 286 subsequently obtained employment, of which 80 have been offered jobs on the Olympic site.

Provisional figures indicate that approximately three quarters of the 1,083 courses have been construction related. 12 of these were level 2. The remaining courses have provided training for security and hospitality industries alongside site-based office roles.