Hospitality Showcase brings MP'S and apprentices together today

Candice Brown, GBBO winner will also be attending
06/03/2019 - 08:47
The third annual Hospitality Showcase is taking place at the House of Commons today (6 March), brining industry apprentices, employers and MPs together to celebrate the range of roles and skills within the sector.

A ‘record number’ of 125 MPs from constituencies across the country are set to attend, who will meet with over 200 hospitality apprentices as part of National Apprenticeship Week. 

As well as celebrating the young workers, Hospitality Showcase hopes to “reiterate to government the importance of cross-party support to ensure that the hospitality sector has the right foundations to thrive” across the UK.

Keith Knowles, chairman of Perception Group (which promotes careers within the sector), said: “We need a cohesive strategy across government departments to help hospitality.

“In particular, our education system needs to better understand and embrace the career opportunities and the flexibility that roles within hospitality offer and the range of entry levels open to all. 

“From traineeships and apprenticeships, to graduate programmes, this industry offers hope and scope across a range of abilities. 

“A more joined up approach will enable this industry to develop home grown talent, as well as offer reassurance to companies who continue to invest in all areas of hospitality - offering real jobs that can fit flexible lifestyles as well as create the business leaders of the future.”

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