Young jobseekers hear about careers
More than 100 young jobseekers headed to the Ashford International Hotel for the Big Hospitality Conversation.
Businesses from the around the county came together to discuss more than 430 job opportunities, apprenticeships and work placements for 16 to 24-year-olds in the tourism and hospitality industry.
Sam Coulstock, head of special projects at Springboard who helped organise the event, said: “Hospitality and Tourism businesses in Kent really come out in force to inspire young people from across the county to find employment, work experience and apprenticeships.
“It was great to see so many young people get excited about the potential careers available to them and meet employers recruiting on the day.”
The event was organised by the British Hospitality Association and sponsored by Visit Kent, Q Hotels, and Southeastern who donated 250 rail passes to get young jobseekers there.
For more information visit www.bha.org.uk
Delegates at the Big Hospitality Conversation held at the Ashford International Hotel
Chef Mark Sargent speaking at the Big Hospitality Conversation