We held a Hospitality Takeover Day in London!

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This month we held a Hospitality Takeover Day at the London Hilton Metropole. The day was a huge success, with 132 students from 6 different schools attending, who were all enabled to opportunity to learn about the hospitality industry, promoting it as a viable career choice.

The day started with a welcome talk from the Hilton’s General Manager, Bill Fisher and Summer School participant Lucy Gilbert spoke about her journey with and after Springboard. Since taking part in our Summer School programme last year, Lucy has gone on to start an apprenticeship at Sodexo Live! Academy with iconic chef, Raymond Blanc.

After setting them up for the day, the students rotated around 6 different workshops. A hotel tour, towel origami, cupcake decorating, mocktail creation, hospitality quiz and a team building activity lead by Springboard.

Take a look at our photos from the day…

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Each workshop host identified a ‘rising star’ student from their workshop sessions, and they received a prize. At the end of the day one overall winner was identified, and she received an Amazon voucher of £100!

91% of students said that as a result of the event they now had a better understanding of the wide range of worthwhile career opportunities in the hospitality sector. With 63% saying they would now be more interested in considering a career in hospitality. One student told us “The day was really fun and inspirational” and another shared, “It was an amazing and engaging day.”

A huge thank you to Hilton for hosting the event and to Caterer.com and HIT Training, for coming down to support on the day.

Published: 21st February 2023

Last edited: 22nd February 2023