UK: A collection of five major UK hospitality bodies have joined forced to create the Careerscope support platform.
It is designed to explicitly support those who have either lost their jobs in the industry or are struggling to find work as a result of COVID-19.
The website was conceived of as a partnership between UK Hospitality, Hospitality Action, The Savoy Educational Trust, the Institute of Hospitality and Springboard. The site has been built to both provide entry solutions for those just starting their careers, as well as re-skilling for experienced workers.
Some groups launched their own employment support platforms earlier this year after the initial lockdown announcement. UKHospitality was particularly prominent, launching its own online training platform in April and collaborated with Hospitality Action and Caterer.com to launch a redeployment hub for short-term roles.
CareerScope focuses on longer-term goals, providing a hub for content focusing on CV writing, webinars on redundancy advice, and a wide variety of health and wellbeing resources. It will also feature a digital training academy, to keep people up to date about trends in customer service, food safety, and beyond.
Mitchell Collier, reception manager at The Mayfair Townhouse and Hospitality Action ambassador, said: “In normal times, the marvellous people who work across our industry focus their passion and dedication on our guests. But we are facing one of the biggest challenges the industry has ever seen, and the same passion and dedication will need to be applied to supporting and guiding hospitality individuals facing hardship brought on by Covid-19.
“This new initiative will offer a guiding light for those in need. The recovery process has begun and, with our industry giants leading the way, we’ll recover, and we’ll thrive.”
Industry leaders such as Michel Roux Jr, Clare Smyth, Danny Pecorelli, David Morgan-Hewitt and Raymond Blanc have voiced support for the initiative. The service will be fully free of charge.
Find out more information at CareerScope’s website here.