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Volunteer to show how PR skills help shape the world!

WorldSkills London 2011 is the biggest international Competition and event to take place in London before the 2012 London Olympics - and will be the biggest media operation in London this year.
 
Over 150,000 visitors will watch 1,000 competitors from 56 countries /regions compete to be the most skilled young person in the world.
 
With the UK fielding its biggest ever Team UK, 45 different skill areas awarding medals, a full business seminar programme running alongside the Competition plus exciting opening and closing ceremonies at The 02 Arena, WorldSkills wants to ensure all visiting media - from the UK and overseas have a first-rate experience at the event.
 
A team from WorldSkills London, WorldSkills International, the Skills Funding Agency, National Apprenticeship Service working with agencies Band & Brown and Praise will operate a media centre, with audio-visual support from leading IT, film and photographic providers.
 
Organisers are looking for 100 media centre volunteers to work with them in w/c 3rd October 2011 and to help to co-ordinate media attendance at the event, manage interview schedules for nations and competitors as well as be on hand to help any journalists. Volunteers with a combination of PR and language skills will be especially welcome.
 
Full training will be given by the media centre team and volunteers will receive an official uniform, food and drinks while on duty, a Travelcard zones 1-4, valuable event training and a certificate as a memento of their WorldSkills London 2011 experience.
 
Nicky Brunker, Marketing Director at WorldSkills London 2011 said: "This is an excellent opportunity for recent graduates, college students and any young people with an interest in the media to get involved in the running of a huge event. In just a week, the experience volunteers will gain will undoubtedly boost their CVs and help them in their future jobs and careers."
 
To apply, visit
http://volunteer.worldskillslondon2011.com/ and use the code PR001.

For Further information contact:

Julia Bowditch, Head of Volunteering on 020 7429 2861, jbowditch@worldskillslondon2011.com

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