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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

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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.”

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