News from 2014
The Red Carnation Hotel Collection wins Best Student Placement Provider at the 2013 Springboard Awards for Excellence, writes Peter Harrison, INSPIRE Intern at Springboard UK
Versatile, creative and inspirational: three words that epitomised the Red Carnation Hotel Collection’s entry for Best Student Placement Provider at the 2013 Springboard Awards for Excellence.
As the sector knows, hospitality and catering is generating a high number of job opportunities for young people, with brands including Whitbread, McDonalds, KFC, Centre Parcs and TGI Fridays creating thousands of new roles in the next five years.
Talkington Bates has won a prestigious industry award in recognition of its pioneering scheme to recruit people from diverse backgrounds to its successful contract catering team.
The company was presented with the Diversity in Employment Award at The Springboard Awards for Excellence 2013 – a reward for its innovative Apprentice programme which gives a ‘second chance’ to young, disadvantaged adults and helps them back into the workplace.
It is the Springboard Awards for Excellence time of year again, and I felt compelled to write in order to motivate my colleagues in the industry to nominate themselves and their teams for these prestigious awards.
They are, l believe, the only awards that recognise all the great work that goes on behind the scenes in attracting young people to our fantastic industry and highlight how those same people are motivated and developed as their careers progress.