The first of 100,000 interviews for volunteers at the Olympics will be held in London tomorrow as Britain’s biggest recruitment drive gets into full swing.
About 300 people per day will have one-to-one interviews for the 70,000 roles, which range from car-park marshal to kitbag carrier for Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt.
Applicants to become “Games Makers” will be shown a promotional film demonstrating the principles of Olympic volunteering before they face a 30-minute grilling from interviewers who are themselves part of the volunteer force.
Those facing questions were chosen from 240,000 applications.
They have already stated their preferred role – for example, working in the stadium or media centre – and will be tested on leadership, communication skills and working under pressure.
Nine selection centres for applicants will be established across the UK, from Glasgow to Plymouth and Weymouth to Coventry.