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Olympics will create up around '5000 IT jobs'

Published: Friday, 25 March 2011   Category: Science, Engineering and IT

People leaving university in the coming months may want to look for graduate opportunities in computing, as it has been revealed that the upcoming Olympics will create thousands of these jobs.

The 2012 London Olympic Games will create around 5,000 jobs in IT, which will probably include graduate roles, according to The Recruiter.

Paul Winchester, managing director of IT recruiters Greythorn, told the news provider that the demand for skilled workers in computing is already seeing a rise.

"The IT and telecoms infrastructure required to host the Olympics will leave a significant high-tech footprint on the UK labour market," he said.

"Given that five per cent of the UK's 29 million strong workforce work in IT and telecoms, and government forecasts suggest 103,000 permanent jobs will be created by the Games, our estimate may be on the conservative side."

It was recently announced that the Olympic Games will create an economy-wide "feel-good factor" that may increase graduate jobs.

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