Birmingham 2022 is marking the end of National Apprenticeship Week by celebrating the achievements of the 25 apprentices that have been helping to organise the Commonwealth Games, the major multi-sport event which will be staged in venues across Birmingham and the West Midlands this summer.

The 25 apprentices, who come from across the region, have been receiving training and support since they joined Birmingham 2022 just over 12 months ago.

They will complete their apprenticeship in the next few months but will continue working for the organisation, helping to deliver the Games which will be staged from 28 July until 8 August.

The apprenticeship scheme, which was launched in September 2020, attracted more than 3,000 candidates. The successful applicants have been studying for their level three business qualification as well as working in a variety of different teams within Birmingham 2022 such as finance, ticketing, sport, security and event services.

Two of the apprentices, who have been part of the scheme are Ethan Nwokeforo and Davinder Sidhu who are both from Wolverhampton. The apprenticeship scheme has been the ideal opportunity for them to develop skills, gain practical experience and be a part of an historic event for the West Midlands.

Ethan joined the scheme in January 2021 and is part of the accreditation team at Birmingham 2022 and the role has introduced him to a new and challenging environment. He said: “My apprenticeship with Birmingham 2002 has opened my eyes to a whole new world and has provided me with a platform from which I can develop. It has been a fantastic experience and I am really looking forward to the Games.”

Davinder, who works in the finance team, applied for the apprenticeship scheme as she saw the Games as a unique chance to regenerate the region. She said: “This role has allowed me to combine my ambition to learn more about business, my desire to be part of a major event that is helping to rejuvenate the West Midlands, and my interest in fitness, health and wellbeing.

“It has been a wonderful experience and this summer is going to be very exciting.” All of the apprentices have been supported during their time with Birmingham 2022 by Gi Group, the Official Recruiter for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Birmingham 2022, which now employs more than 800 people, is continuing to recruit to a huge variety of roles, with the support of Gi Group. For the latest roles and more go to: