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Festival to generate front of house employment

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Hospitality, leisure and tourism businesses are being invited to offer activities, demonstrations and challenges for Springboard’s Front of House Festival 2016.

Organised by Springboard, the festival (17th – 21st October 2016) will celebrate all front of house roles and aims to encourage more young people and jobseekers into roles that are available in an industry which directly employs 2.9 million people.

The festival is a great opportunity for businesses and jobseekers alike, and each day is dedicated to a different aspect of front of house hospitality roles. Springboard is welcoming businesses to sign up, help promote the industry as a great place to work, and encourage more young people into hospitality careers. Businesses could offer skills demonstrations, ‘buddy days’, career talks, tours, and more.

Front of House Festival:
• Monday – Barista Day
• Tuesday – Front of House and Guest Services
• Wednesday – Leisure and Tourism Visitor Services
• Thursday – National Waiters Day (sponsored by Bunzl Catering Supplies)
• Friday – Drinks and Beverage

Anne Pierce, Springboard’s CEO, said: “Springboard’s Front of House Festival has been devised to increase awareness of the range of roles available in front of house. It’s the ideal opportunity for jobseekers and businesses alike, with activities ranging from skills challenges to talks, and of course the Waiters Day Race!”

The funds raised from National Waiters Day will support Springboard’s Food & Beverage (FAB) programme in schools, which is designed to encourage students to explore and consider careers in front of house, whilst aligning with the curriculum.

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