Adecco Manchester, UK
UK places its first athlete through the
BOA Athlete Career Programme

Adecco is the Official Recruitment Services Provider to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

With sport in the limelight across the country, this was the ideal moment for the British Olympic Association to launch the ACP in partnership with Adecco UK. The first athlete referred was Craig Figes, captain of the GB Water Polo team. His goal is to lead the team at the London 2012 Olympic Games, but, as water polo is not as well funded as other disciplines, he needed additional income to carry on training. Craig was referred to Angela Aimson at Adecco’s Manchester branch. Her challenge was to find him part-time work with a company willing to work around his training regime. Craig’s degree in geography and environmental management led to a placement with property company Bruntwood, which was delighted to have the kudos of an Olympian on the payroll. Craig gained valuable career experience and the financial footing he needed. Adecco was proud to place a leading athlete and fully satisfy a client’s requirements.