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.

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.”