On 7 October the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay leaves Buckingham Palace on the first leg of its tour of the Commonwealth. The launch of the Queen’s Baton Relay marks yet another significant milestone in the countdown to the start of the Games – and representatives of Gi Group, the official recruiter of the Games, are proud to have been invited to attend.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will place Her message to the Commonwealth into the Baton which then takes on an incredible 294-day journey through all 72 nations and territories of the Commonwealth, arriving back in England in July 2022.

Gi Group UK’s CEO, Paulo Canoa and Managing Director, Operations, Paul Smith, will be part of the baton’s official send-off party at Buckingham Palace for this Games tradition which connects communities from across the Commonwealth during the build-up to the Games.

Commenting on the launch, Paulo Canoa, Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are immensely proud to be the official recruiter for the Commonwealth Games. Having been involved from the very early stages I am extremely proud of the Gi Group Recruitment Process Outsourcing team who have been and continue to be dedicated and committed to recruiting the very best talent for the Games. It truly is one of the most significant events in the sporting calendar! It is also an honour to be a part of the launch of the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay which marks the start of the Commonwealth Games experience.”

Paul Smith, Managing Director, Operations said: “The start of the Queen’s Baton Relay means that there are now just 294 days until the start of the Games. Our Birmingham-based RPO team continues to recruit roles to ensure the smooth running of the Games. With a number of further roles still to come on stream, we’ll be working hard for the duration of the Relay to continue to fill these positions effectively.”

Gi Group UK, the official recruiter for the Commonwealth Games continues to recruit for the team that will be directly involved in the delivery of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. To date more than 35,000 applications have been received, 2,400 interviews have been scheduled and more than 500 positions have been filled. As the Games draws nearer, a further 600 roles will be added and Gi Group continues to actively recruit for these positions.