Casual dining chain Wagamama is joining forces hospitality charity Springboard on a major drive to inspire young people and unemployed adults into careers in hospitality.
The partnership will nurture a pipeline of talent into the industry, and make a positive contribution to improving perceptions of a career in hospitality, showcasing exciting career opportunities within “progressive” companies like Wagamama.
The partnership cements involvement in Springboard’s key activities, including training Wagamama teams as Springboard Ambassadors who can work with schools to deliver interactive presentations and activities, as well as motivating and inspiring potential new recruits to the industry.
Wagagmama will also be able to expert careers advice to help people make informed career choices through Springboard’s CareerScope and promote Springboard’s successful IntoWork Programme, KickStart, which provides one week of intensive training to learn the skills and gain the qualifications needed to enter the industry, along with a two-week work placement.
Katherine Jempson, recruitment and project advisor in the people team at Wagamama, said: “We have chosen to partner with Springboard because of the company’s longstanding dedication to helping people achieve their full potential. Through this partnership we hope to find candidates who are passionate about the hospitality industry and eager to start their Wagamama journey.”