CareerScope – New industry support hub launched

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CareerScope, a free service, launching on Monday 28th September, aimed at supporting those who have lost their job due to COVID-19 to get back into work, as well as those looking to start their career in hospitality, leisure and tourism.

Our industry collectively employs 3.2 million people in the UK and was 8% of GDP pre-COVID-19. The pandemic has hit the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries hard and we know at least 900,000 of these jobs are at risk. It’s never been more important to look after our people, ensure they are happy, healthy and ready for work. We must be ready to welcome back those who have long and established careers in the industry, as well as ensuring the next generation of workers are coming through. 

For the very first time, the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries have joined forces to provide essential support to those impacted by COVID-19. CareerScope is a partnership between five organisations: Springboard, Hospitality Action, UK Hospitality, the Institute of Hospitality and the Savoy Educational Trust. 

CareerScope provides a one-stop industry hub with easy to access content on everything from CV writing and career webinars to redundancy advice, financial support and health and wellbeing resources. A digital training academy will also keep those out of work up to date on essential skills, from customer service and food safety, to confidence and assertiveness.

Providing a vital service to retain those who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19, CareerScope will keep people engaged, motivated, healthy and well-trained, ready to work when the industry recovers.

CareerScope is free and available for you to share with your teams. 

Many thanks,
The Springboard team

Published: 28th September 2020

Last edited: 30th September 2020