We have always believed that with the right help and guidance, people can find a place to suit them in this dynamic industry and Springboard works to help individuals reach their potential through the services we offer and the activities and programmes we run. Springboard’s resources and activities embody the long held ethos for interactive, hands-on, up to the minute information about the industry - and we deliver plenty of them! We provide free specialist advice and guidance through our CareerScope service which includes our website, helpline, careers materials, magazines, DVDs and one to one appointments. We pride ourselves in being the best source of specialist advice and guidance and help people make an informed choice about their career in hospitality, leisure and tourism and take the right next steps. We offer schools and colleges a highly respected education support programme which has significant impact. Our innovative and inspiring industry focused resources help teachers deliver vocational courses more effectively and improve students interest and learning. Many thousands of teachers and students benefit from our services each year. We raise funds to pay for our charity activities via our trading subsidiary, Springboard UK. In essence, Springboard UK works with the industry for the industry, promoting it as a great place to work. We help our individual investors and business partners to effectively and directly address their Human Resource priorities. Springboard has a solid track record in this area and can clearly demonstrate to our partners that we will deliver a real return on their investment in us via our high impact products and services. We help companies to keep their brand and their reputation as employers alive for the future workforce and potential employees. Day in and day out, Springboard acts as a spokesperson for the industry, undertaking our charity work, visiting schools, colleges, universities and job centres to provide objective information about career opportunities available in the hospitality industry. Through continuing to encourage and support the young, unemployed and disadvantaged into work, Springboard is helping to develop the future workforce of the incredible industry of hospitality, leisure and tourism.
It’s disturbing to read that UK unemployment has risen by 48,000 to 2.67 million in the three months to December 2011, official figures have shown.
Stephen Kyjak – Lane, General Manager of the Lancaster London and Chairman of Springboard London’s Advisory Board said, “The most worrying aspect of the latest rise in the jobless totals for the UK announced today is the unacceptable increase in unemployment for the 18-24 year old sector. We are leaving our talent pool of the future in limbo.’
Good to know then that The Springboard Charity has been delivering programmes that directly help unemployed and disadvantaged people get out of the poverty trap and into sustainable jobs in the hospitality, tourism and leisure industry for the last 21 years.
Springboard & The Savoy Gastronomes once again invite the best and brightest under-30's to prove their front of house mettle by competing for a prestigious Olive Barnett Award.