Kilburn man wins Coca-Cola competition to work at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Leon McCollin scooped sought after role after taking part in ‘The Apprentice’ contest

A Kilburn man has beaten off fierce competition to win a sought after apprentice role that will see him working behind the scenes at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Leon McCollin will be rolling up his sleeves to deliver Coca-Cola’s London 2012 Olympic Games programme during the games.

The 26-year-old scooped one of the two showcasing project coordinator roles with the global company who are also the worldwide partner of the Olympics.

Leon wowed judges following a specially designed selection weekend where candidates where put through the paces to test their abilities akin to the BBC1 programme The Apprentice.


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Mr McCollin, who was personally congratulated by Nick Hewer from The Apprentice, said: “I was so excited when I was told I’d got the job.

“To work at London 2012 is such a huge opportunity. It will change my life. It was great to meet Nick too; he gave me some tips on how to impress my new bosses.

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Mr Hewer, who also presents Channel 4’s Countdown, said: “Leon worked hard and absolutely proved he is the right man for the job.

“To work at the London 2012 Olympic Games is a dream for many people and I’m sure he’ll have a fantastic time. I wish him the best of luck for this summer, and for his future career.”

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