'First Dates' star launches project to promote hospitality careers
Leisure Opportunities
Job search
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
énergie group
Dundee, UK
star job
Rugby, UK
Coach Gyms
£20K Basic circa
Leeds, UK
Sefton Council
£21,589 - £24,799
Bootle, UK
Nationwide, United Kingdom

'First Dates' star launches project to promote hospitality careers

Job opportunities
Core Health & Fitness
Competitive salary plus commission
location: South East, UK
Central Foundation Girls' School
Scale 5 (Spine point 14) £23,577 actual salary
location: Bow Road, London, UK
Colchester Borough Council
£23,874 to £30,459
location: Colchester Northern Gateway Sports Park, United Kingdom
more jobs

Celebrity Maitre D Fred Sirieix – best known for his role in Channel 4’s First Dates – has teamed up with industry organisations to launch a project aiming to attract more young people into choosing a career in the hotel sector.

The ‘My Hospitality World’ initiative is spearheaded by the Institute of Hospitality and London South East Colleges and has support from the college’s extensive employer forum.

The campaign has also secured the support of a number of businesses, including Aqua Restaurant Group, D&D London, Malmaison London, Park Plaza London Riverbank, Royal Lancaster London and Intercontinental London O2.

As part of the campaign, a number of hospitality businesses across London opened their doors to the public in August, as part of plans to offering a range of ‘backstage’ tours, presentations and job shadowing opportunities – to demonstrate what’s on offer and spot future talent.

"My message to young people would be to 'come join the world of hospitality, explore new horizons and a career that will give you the skills and knowledge to enable you to work around the world',” Fred Sirieix said.

Peter Ducker, CEO of the Institute of Hospitality, added: “We want to encourage and support people to embark on a career path in this exciting industry and the ‘My Hospitality World’ initiative will help us to achieve this.

“What better way to celebrate and showcase an industry than the employers themselves opening up their doors and inviting future employees to see what’s on offer.

"We're confident that we will successfully inspire the next generation of chefs, hotel managers and restaurant owners – ensuring a bright future for the nation’s hospitality industry.”

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Related news

UK hospitality sector "to generate £100bn" during 2018

13 Jul 2018
The total turnover of all British hospitality businesses is set to reach £100bn during 2018 ...

Brexit hits average UK hotel room rates

24 Apr 2017
The British hotel industry should “brace itself” for more pain following Brexit, with hotel room ...

UK hotel industry shakes off recession to post record expansion, says study

15 May 2014
The UK hotel industry defied the recession to record its largest ever expansion in the ...