25 February 2019 – 8 March 2019
My Hospitality World is an ‘open-day’ initiative taking place in March 2019. A collaboration between the Career Colleges Trust, the Institute of Hospitality and a range of employers, it is being supported by one of the UK’s best-known hospitality personalities, Fred Sirieix.
Hospitality businesses are being asked to open their doors to young people and their parents from 25 February to 8 March 2019 in order to provide a real insight into this exciting industry. The activities will be supported by a social media campaign aimed at raising the profile of the wealth of careers on offer in the fast growing sector.
The Career Colleges Trust recognises the recruitment challenges faced by many industries in the UK. It is committed to supporting young people to go into sustainable employment and benefit from an exciting and worthwhile career.
Bev Jones, CEO of the Career Colleges Trust, says:
“Many parents, young people, teachers and careers educators are not familiar with the wide range of career opportunities on offer within the hospitality sector. Yet the sector continues to experience skills shortages in many parts of the country. That’s why we are working with the Institute of Hospitality, the Stratford Upon Avon Hoteliers Association and a number of other stakeholders to put together this exciting programme, with the aim to encourage young people to consider a career in hospitality”.
Peter Ducker FIH, chief executive of the Institute of Hospitality, says:
“As the professional body for the hospitality industry, we want to encourage and support people to embark on a career path with us and the ‘My Hospitality World’ initiative will help us achieve this.
“What better way to celebrate and showcase an industry than the employers themselves opening up their doors and inviting future employees to see what’s on offer? We are confident that we will successfully inspire the next generation of chefs, hotel managers and restaurant owners – ensuring a bright future for the nation’s hospitality industry.”
Backing the campaign is top Maitre’D, Fred Sirieix, who features on the Channel 4 TV show First Dates. Fred says:
“Come join the world of hospitality, explore new horizons and a career that will give you the skills and knowledge to enable you to work around the world.”
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