Hospitality employers called on to pledge jobs for Springboard trainees

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Springboard is calling on hospitality employers to get in touch about offering job opportunities to its latest cohort of trainees.

Over the past 12 months, 1,917 people across the UK and Ireland completed Springboard’s employability programmes, which equip young and disadvantaged people with careers advice, life skills and industry qualifications to launch their careers in hospitality, leisure, and tourism.

Springboard CEO Chris Gamm said: “We typically expect to get 65%-70% of trainees completing our employability programmes into work, but because of the impact of the Covid pandemic on hospitality, the jobs haven’t been there. But as the industry reopens, our trainees are engaged and ready to work and we want to hear from employers able to offer them job opportunities now and in the future.”

“Our trainees typically remain with their first employer for 18-24 months, nearly twice as long as the industry average, providing businesses with a stable workforce as we come out of this extremely challenging period.”

Over the next 20 months, Springboard will be supporting 10,000 young people into work through its Springboard to 2022 programme, in partnership with lead partner Savoy Educational Trust and official partners BaxterStorey and Diageo.

Leading hospitality businesses have already pledged a combined 1,000 jobs to Springboard to 2022, many through the government’s Kickstart scheme, including: IHG, Compass, BaxterStorey, Nando’s, Hilton, CH&Co, D&D London, Dorchester Collection, Village Hotels, Rockfish and Turtle Bay.

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If you are currently recruiting for your hospitality business and are looking for motivated, trained individuals who are ready to excel in a new opportunity, get in touch:  

Published: 19th April 2021

Last edited: 22nd April 2021