Bungling Olympic Security Firm Trains 3,300 Teenagers to Guard the Games in £284m Debacle… But Some of the A-Level Students Seem More Keen to Snooze and Listen to Their iPodsFriday 13 July 2012
‘Hundreds of A-level students have been hired as front-line security guards at the Olympics. They are among 3,300 teenagers recruited from colleges around Britain to help form a ring of steel at Games venues.
Security experts expressed alarm that youngsters aged 18 and 19 had been entrusted with searching spectators and bags. And some accused G4S, the private security firm, of jeopardising public safety by recruiting the students on £8.50 an hour to cut costs.
A whistleblower told the Mail: ‘They are children. And believe me, they behaved like children during the training exercises.’