News from 2017

Hospitality Works Launches this Valentine’s Day

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Hospitality Works begins on 14th February 2017 in Liverpool at the Big Hospitality Conversation, as part of a month long campaign in job centres focused on promoting hospitality, leisure and tourism as a great place to work.

Launching on Valentine’s Day, Springboard is working on the Hospitality Works campaign together with the Department of Work and Pensions and the British Hospitality Association. Fred Sirieix, General Manager of Galvin at Windows, will be fronting the campaign because of his love of hospitality. The hashtag #jobswithasmile will be used on Twitter as part of the campaign.Jobs With A Smile Fred

Work coaches in job centres have been asked to improve their understanding of the industry and give advice and guidance for those seeking job opportunities within hospitality. Businesses looking to get involved can simply contact their local job centre, who will be able to discuss options. Alternatively, you can contact Springboard’s CareerScope for support: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 02079210420

Fred Sirieix will be attending a number of events during the month. Notably, he will be attending Westminster Kingsway College alongside the Minister of Employment, Damian Hinds, on 15th February, where an exciting careers event will take place to showcase hospitality’s breadth of opportunities. He will also attend Peckham’s Job Centre Plus on 28th February, which will involve a Q&A session, skills demos and speed dating.

Fred Sirieix said: “The hospitality industry offers fantastic career prospects and opportunities. It has created exciting jobs for millions across the country and I know the Hospitality Works campaign will inspire wonderful careers! So what are you waiting for? Take charge of your life, take the bull by the horns and join our industry right now! I can guarantee you it won't be dull!”

Anne Pierce, Springboard’s CEO, said: “Together with the Department for Work and Pensions and the British Hospitality Association, Springboard is helping to inspire career seekers through Hospitality Works. Fred Sirieix, the frontman of our campaign this Valentine’s Day, has a love of hospitality. He shows the heights it can lead to, as he manages Galvin at Windows – one of the capital’s best restaurants. Springboard’s work has supported countless people into hospitality careers, where hard work and enthusiasm has been rewarded time after time. This campaign will see job centres across the country promote opportunities in the industry, and we hope to see more people fall in love with hospitality throughout this campaign.”

The campaign can be followed on Twitter and social media - anyone can get involved using the hashtag. The aim is to have #jobswithasmile trending to raise awareness, so all hospitality businesses are encouraged to tweet in support of the campaign.