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Olympic Games 2012: Manpower

Volume 504: debated on Monday 18 January 2010

To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many people of each sex in each age group have been working on the Olympic site in each month since construction began; and how many of these are apprentices. (310358)

The Olympic Delivery Authority publishes details of the Olympic Park workforce on a quarterly basis. The latest report, with data for September 2009, showed that there were 4,842 people working on the Park at that time, and of these, 94 per cent. were male and 6 per cent. were female.

The ODA does not publish information on the age of the workforce, but does monitor the age characteristics of the total Park workforce using voluntary information provided by workers when they begin employment on the site. In September 2009:

0.5 per cent. of the workforce were under the age of 18

44 per cent. of the workforce were aged between 18 and 35

35 per cent. of the workforce were between 36 and 50

17 per cent. of the workforce were aged over 51

The ODA does not have this information for the remaining 3.5 per cent. of the workforce

In November 2009, a total of 120 apprentices were working on the Park.

The next set of figures will be issued this month and will be available on the London 2012 website.

To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many people she expects to be employed on the Olympic site over the duration of the project; and how many of those are apprentices. (310359)

The Olympic Delivery Authority forecasts that 30,000 people will work on the Olympic Park and Village over the lifetime of the construction programme. The ODA is working closely with its contractors to create 2,250 trainees, apprenticeships and work placements across the park and village, 350 of these are to be apprenticeships.