Bridging the Gap London 2012



Inspired by the security requirements for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Bridging the Gap helped to address the ongoing skills shortage in the security industry. The project was delivered at more than 80 further education colleges and a range of higher education organisations across the country. It provided students with specialist qualifications to work as part of a highly trained and motivated workforce to help support the venue security operation at the Games.

BtG was free to join and open to all full time students at participating BtG colleges who were 18 years or older on 1 July 2012.

BtG trained and delivered more than 6,000 students in preparation for work at the London 2012 Games, making a significant contribution to the London 2012 paid security workforce. The project provided a lasting legacy for students, opening doors to training, employment and work experience, and has left a lasting legacy to the UK security industry as a whole. 


Find out more about the organisations responsible for delivering Bridging the Gap:

London 2012 website
NHC website
BSIA website
Home Office website
SIASS website