London 2012: Firm swamped by security job applications

More than 40,000 people have now applied to work in security at the Olympic Games.

G4S launched the biggest recruitment drive seen this century in Stratford last month in an effort to fill 10,000 vacancies at London 2012.

Successful applicants will carry out tasks such as bag and vehicle searches during the event.

Shaun Plant, from G4S, said: “Our 2012 recruitment drive offers unique employment opportunities to Londoners.”