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Springboard provide launch pad for careers in hospitality

Yesterday saw the start of a six week Hospitality programme for a selected group of young people from Glasgow. The programme, for young people who have still not identified what they are looking to do when they leave school, is aimed at encouraging them to think of the hospitality industry as a viable career option.

The eight young people from St Munro’s, Smithycroft Secondary, St Rochs Secondary, St Margaret’s Mary’s and St Andrews will gain the skills and experience needed for working in the hospitality sector.

Springboard, in partnership with DYW Glasgow, are running the programme and the young people will will gain hands on industry experience including industry visits, sessions with inspiring leaders from the hospitality sector, basis food hygiene certificates, CV workshops and mock interviews.

The sessions will be delivered in key venues across Glasgow including Hard RockCafe, Hilton Glasgow and Hampden Stadium. The young people will complete the course with a two week work experience placement in these organisations with the main aim of securing employment in the industry.

Ellen Tomlinson, Head of the Central Belt for Scotland said “The hospitality and tourism sector is such a growing industry and we want young people to see this an attractive and rewarding career and open them up to the many opportunities that exist within this fast moving environment. The opportunities are endless with many progression opportunities for young people as well as travel. We are delighted that DYW Glasgow have chosen to support this programme and we look forward to a very busy but rewarding six weeks”

One S5 young person from St Mungos commented “I have left school and I still do not know what I want to do. My teacher told me about this and I thought “why not” I really excited to learn more and hopefully it’ll lead to a job at the end of it”

We wish all the pupils the very best of luck and hope they enjoy the course.