Resident Hotels has announced a new business partnership with Springboard, an industry charity “committed” to future-proofing the hospitality and tourism talent pipeline.
The partnership will involve supporting Springboard’s programme of activities including volunteering, fundraising and mentoring with a focus on future-proofing the talent pipeline for hospitality.
Springboard helps individuals prepare for and find careers in the hospitality, leisure, and tourism industry through providing advice, knowledge and skills via education programmes in schools, colleges and universities.
The charity has released a programme with the goal to have 10,000 young people trained for work in hospitality by the end of 2022 and Resident Hotels is set to be part of the journey.
According to the UK hotel operator, it recognises the importance of collaborating with Springboard to raise the profile of the hospitality industry as a viable and rewarding career.
Jennifer Watts, head of HR at Resident Hotels, said: “As we return to some sense of normality, after multiple lockdowns due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever that we, as employers, do what we can to improve how careers in hospitality are perceived.
“Through our partnership with Springboard, we look forward to further supporting the hospitality industry and the people within it.’’
Chris Gamm, CEO of Springboard, added: “We are delighted to have the resident on board as a valued partner. Springboard to 2022 relies on the support of fantastic hospitality venues, such as Resident Hotels, who are dedicated to investing in people and future-proofing the talent pipeline.”