Search

Hammers stars meet apprentices transforming Olympic Stadium

09:03 10 March 2014

Apprentices George Skuce and Mohamed Mohamed at Olympic Stadium with West Ham players 
George McCartney and James Tomkins  Picture: Arfa

Apprentices George Skuce and Mohamed Mohamed at Olympic Stadium with West Ham players George McCartney and James Tomkins Picture: Arfa

Griffiths Photographers

James Tomkins and George McCartney visited the Olympic Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to thank apprentices helping to convert their future home.

The football club is working wih the London Legacy Development Corporation and Newham Council to ensure there is an enduring Olympic legacy for the area.

Among those working to transform the venue into a home for the Hammers are Imtech apprentices George Skuce, 18, and Mohamed Mohamed, 20.

In line with Imtech’s extensive engineering expertise, George and Mohamed will concentrate on wiring and pipework, latterly setting their sights on field-of-play lighting and scoring systems.

They have been clearing the way for the new and elaborate fit-out of the players’ state-of-the-art dressing room.

Skuce has an added incentive to ensure his work of the highest standard as, like many east Londoners, he is a lifelong Hammers fan. The teenager, who comes from Canning Town, studied electrical engineering at college and is in little doubt that his decision to undertake an apprenticeship was the right one.

He said: “The West Ham link was everything to me, knowing that I was coming to a company that was transforming the Stadium for my home Club. I’ve been brought up with West Ham, supporting them from day one, so to be here with an electrical company as well, which is what I’d always wanted to do, is pretty amazing.”

Karren Brady, West Ham United Vice-Chairman, said: “It is no surprise that many of those working on the Stadium conversion are West Ham United fans as this is very much our community. I am personally delighted that fans like George are working on the project as they will be able to see first-hand the time, effort and meticulous detail that the Club with our partners put into planning for the conversion to make sure West Ham fans have an unrivalled matchday experience from the very moment we kick-off our first game there in 2016.”

0 comments

Latest Newham News Stories

3 minutes ago
North Beckton Primary School donating a cheque to Newham City Farm

It was thumbs up all round as pupils handed over a bumper cheque to Newham City Farm.

Yesterday, 17:00
This latest production of The Chairs has been updated for a modern audience. Picture: Lily Owen

Whether or not you enjoy this modern telling of Eugene Ionesco’s absurdist play at Stratford Circus will be decided by your propensity for radical theatre innovation over traditional structure and character development.

Yesterday, 09:00
Fred Meade is raising funds in memory of Newham school teacher Lucia Devine

A friend of a popular Newham school teacher who died last October is cycling part of the Tour de France route in her memory.

Fri, 17:00
London mayoral candidates Zac Goldsmith and Sadiq Khan at the London Citizens' Mayoral Accountability Assembly

Zac Goldsmith and Sadiq Khan have appeared at Stratford’s Copper Box Arena together to back new housing proposals.

Elizabeth Olympic Park

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Read more
Yummy traditional afternoon teas for two

MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Traditional Afternoon Teas for two at a location of your choice! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe