Birmingham 2022 announce Official Recruiter as latest sponsor for the Commonwealth Games

Birmingham 2022 has appointed Gi Group as Official Recruiter for the Commonwealth Games, to help find 1,000 people over the next two and a half years, to join the team planning and delivering the biggest sports and cultural event ever to be held in the West Midlands.

One of the world’s leading companies for the development of the labour market, Gi Group UK has operated for over 30 years and is active in numerous HR service markets including temporary, permanent and professional staffing, search and selection, outplacement, training and payroll services.

The company, which already has a team based in Birmingham 2022’s city centre headquarters in Brindley Place, will deliver end to end recruitment services for the organisers of the Games, including job profiling, onboarding and an outplacement programme which will assist all Birmingham 2022 staff with finding their next career move from August 2022, once the Games is over.

Currently employing 70 staff, the Birmingham 2022 team work with other Games partners including the Commonwealth Games Federation, Commonwealth Games England, DCMS, Birmingham City Council, West Midlands Combined Authority and West Midlands Police but leads on key areas such as the sports programme, venue management, transport, security, marketing and PR, ticketing, the volunteer programme, the cultural programme and the opening and closing ceremonies for the Games.

Excited to be welcoming another sponsor for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Ian Reid, Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are extremely pleased to have Gi Group onboard as our Official Recruiter. We’ll be appointing more than 1,000 people over the next two and a half years which is a huge task, so it’s fantastic that we now have an experienced recruitment partner and a dedicated team in place.

“Gi Group are already working very closely with our HR and recruitment team, ensuring that each functional area of our business gets the support it needs to bring on board the best possible people to help us deliver an outstanding Commonwealth Games.

“We’re adding vacancies to our website every single week, so there’s lots of exciting opportunities to apply for right now. We are already employing scores of people from across the West Midlands and we’d love more local people to join the team, so they can be part of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase their region to the world.”

Paulo Canoa, Country Manager for Gi Group UK and Ireland, who has been involved from the outset of discussions and negotiations with responding to Birmingham 2022’s resourcing needs and requirements said: “As a keen sportsman myself and a former professional basketball player this is hugely exciting for me personally. Being ultimately chosen as the professional Recruitment Process Outsourcing services provider, and particularly for what is providing one of the most critical aspects, the people resource, of such a historical and popular sporting event as the Commonwealth Games makes me extremely proud of the talented team we have in place across the Gi Group of companies.”

Commonwealth Games Federation CEO David Grevemberg CBE said: “We are delighted to see Gi Group partner with Birmingham 2022 as the Official Recruiter for the next Commonwealth Games.

“Birmingham 2022 will be a transformational event for the West Midlands, the UK and the entire Commonwealth and every single person working to make the Games success has a unique opportunity to be part of something very special. Gi Group will play a critical role in helping secure the very best people to deliver a fantastic Commonwealth Games.”

To see the latest jobs available at Birmingham 2022, go to www.birmingham2022.com

For more information please contact:

– Sarah Dickson, Media and PR Manager, Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games on 07494671802 or email sarah.dickson@birmingham2022.com
– Sharon Kennedy, Marketing & Communication Director, 07552345542


About the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games:

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, which will be held from 27 July until 7 August 2022, will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to put the city, the region and its people on the global stage.
The Games is already proving to be a catalyst for transformation across the West Midlands, attracting new investment and funding, creating jobs and apprenticeships for local people and new opportunities for local businesses, as well as accelerating projects that will ensure the region is ready to host a fantastic sports and cultural celebration.

Planned housing and transport schemes have been brought forward and will happen sooner as a result of the Games, with 1,400 new homes being built in Perry Barr, on the site that will initially be occupied by the Athletes’ Village, as part of a wider regeneration plan for the whole area.
The Alexander Stadium will also be overhauled, whilst a new Aquatics Centre in Sandwell will be built for the Games.
Birmingham 2022 will be the Games for everyone, bringing people together from across Birmingham and the region, to provide a warm welcome to millions of visitors during the summer of 2022.
Find out more at www.birmingham2022.com