Springboard, Hospitality Action, UK Hospitality, the Institute of Hospitality and the Savoy Educational Trust have joined forces to launch CareerScope, a free service that will provide support to industry people impacted by Covid-19.
Launched on Monday 28 September, CareerScope is tailored to individuals working within hospitality, leisure and tourism who have either lost their jobs or are struggling to find work.
It aims to bring the hospitality community together, offering advice and resources on developing skills alongside financial and wellbeing support – ultimately helping people get back into work and progress in their careers.
A one-stop industry hub has been created, with easy access content on everything from CV writing and career webinars to redundancy advice, financial support and health and wellbeing resources.
Additionally, a digital training academy will keep those out of work up-to-date on essential training, from customer service and food safety to confidence and assertiveness webinars.
Some of the biggest names in hospitality have backed the initiative, including Michel Roux Jr, Clare Smyth, Raymond Blanc, Alastair Storey, Wendy Bartlett and Danny Pecorelli.
Raymond Blanc said: “Government support has been a lifeline for many businesses, but when it runs out we are likely to see a huge number of job losses, which will have a massive impact on the future of our workforce.
“This is a brilliant industry that looks after its people. When our people need us most, we step up, look after our people’s wellbeing, and support them back into work. That’s why CareerScope is such an important initiative.”
Industry experts supporting CareerScope:
Alastair Storey,chairman, WSH
Clare Smyth, chef patron of Core by Clare Smyth
Danny Pecorelli, managing director, Exclusive Hotels
David Morgan-Hewitt, managing director, The Goring Hotel
Harry Murray, chairman, Lucknam Park
Jason Atherton, chef patron, Pollen Street Social
Michel Roux Jr, chef patron of Le Gavroche
Paul Ainsworth, chef patron pr Paul Ainsworth at Number 6 in Padstow
Raymond Blanc, chef patron at Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons
Richard Corrigan, chef patron of Corrigan’s Mayfair
Terry Waldron, independent industry consultant
Wendy Bartlett, chairman, Bartlett Mitchell