Birmingham school leavers offered hospitality opportunity

Charity provides training places.

Taking place from June–August 2015, Springboard’s KickStart is a three-week programme assisting 16-24 year olds in finding employment and apprenticeship opportunities within the hospitality sector.

Springboard, a charity that has supported young, the unemployed and those facing barriers to work into sustainable employment within hospitality for the last 25 years, understands that a lot of young people leaving education find themselves applying for opportunities and receiving the same feedback, “lacks experience”, “does not have employability skills”.

KickStart combats these hurdles by providing participants a transition programme preparing them for the world of work, providing accredited qualifications relevant to the hospitality industry as well as a two week structured work placement in some of the UK’s leading hospitality businesses. Marriot Hotels, Park Plaza Hotels, Jury’s Inn, Sodexo, the Dorchester and the Savoy to name just a few.

This programme has had 94% successful job outcomes for KickStart participants. It aims to tackle the hurdles young people face when applying for jobs and help them to make informed career decisions about joining a fast paced and growing sector with good career progression routes leading to great rewards.

Ajay Sampla, a KickStart graduate in 2014 said, “I would 100% recommend KickStart to everyone. It gave me the extra little push I needed and without it I would most likely still be unemployed. The training was very beneficial and the assistance and help the employees gave was brilliant.”

To apply, or for more information email or call 0207 921 0420.