HTP Apprenticeship College and The Royal Hotel are working together to promote careers in hospitality and tourism, as well as address the severe skills shortage in the industry. HTP and The Royal planned and delivered an opportunity for Isle of Wight school pupils to gain first-hand experience working in the hospitality sector. The day included four interactive sessions including job roles in the kitchen, restaurant, reception, events and housekeeping.

Head of Business Development at HTP Apprenticeship College, Simon Attrill said, “The hospitality industry offers enthusiastic young people a great opportunity to embark on a career that is fun, exciting and incredibly rewarding.  Being able to offer Island school pupils a real insight into the careers available in the industry is really important to help with employability skills and with their preparation for the world of work.”

Dr Greg Bailey, Director at The Royal Hotel said, “Following the inspiring launch of the Island Careers Partnership we are delighted to take the first step with a taster day, making the link between school and employer as per the Gatsby Benchmarks to help give young people a vision, ambition and belief in their future career in hospitality on the Island. We are looking to work with other hospitality businesses on the Island to create a more unified approach to supporting young people developing skills they need to go far and succeed in their career on the Island.”

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