Businesses urged to support Hospitality Apprenticeships Week

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Businesses urged to support Hospitality Apprenticeships Week

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Trade body UKHospitality and Hospitality Minister Paul Scully have urged businesses to promote the hospitality sector during this year’s Hospitality Apprenticeships Week.

Taking place from 18 to 22 October, this year’s Hospitality Apprenticeships Week will seek to challenge misconceptions around roles in the industry and encourage more 16 to 24-year olds to consider the hospitality sector as a career choice.

UKHospitality is calling on the sector to use the event as a platform to champion the diverse and careers on offer and to share job opportunities and encourage more people to start apprenticeships in the sector, either direct from further or higher education, or moving from a part-time role and making the decision to join full-time as an apprentice.

“Hospitality Apprenticeship Week is a fantastic way for people to learn about the wide range of roles in the sector, at a time when there are many opportunities to join our post-Covid renaissance” says UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls.

“Hospitality has embraced apprenticeships as a gateway into roles as well as for upskilling its existing workforce. Anyone looking for a new job or a change of career would do well to take a look at what the sector has to offer.

“After the past 18 months, building and training our workforce will be key to the recovery. We are committed to future-proofing the sector by supporting campaigns such as this and working closely with Government to deliver the jobs recovery the economy needs.”

Hospitality Minister Paul Scully MP adds: “Through our Hospitality Strategy, the Government is working hand-in-hand with the sector to help it make the most of its creative and innovative spirit as it builds back better from the pandemic.  

“A hospitality apprenticeship can be the golden ticket to a great career. Hospitality Apprenticeships Week is the perfect time for both new and existing workers to explore all the opportunities the sector has to offer, and for businesses to explore all that an apprenticeship programme can do for them.”

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