This has been my third year as a Springboard Ambassador and again I have been able to be involved in a number of different projects and activities. My three highlights are:
I attended the Springboard Ambassadors conference earlier this year, and enjoyed being able to network with fellow Hospitality industry professionals, get some insights into the challenges of hospitality and culinary education and support in schools – this really energised my participation and enthusiasm for what we do with Springboard, helping and facilitating our ambassadors and other support within our business. (2 Instagram Photos of the Ambassador Conference)
Havering College Visit
I supported the team at the Emirates Stadium hosting Havering College, we got great feedback from this event and I really enjoyed working with the Emirates team to put it together. The team did a great job facilitating the students learning, putting on two chef demonstrations, a tour and mocktail making. The students were engaged throughout, some of them were even interested in event day work, and we got some great feedback – a fab experience all round.
Myself and my team attend a huge number of job fairs each year – many with the support of the operators out in the business, both Springboard ambassadors and not. Depending on the fairs, we have different audiences to appeal to – whether that’s a Freshers Fair advertising part time work to incoming university students, job centre sessions supporting jobseekers into paid employment who have had some difficulties in returning to the workplace, or school and college careers fairs talking to students from ages 13 – 18 about the Hospitality industry, opportunities, career paths and where to find more – these are not only engaging days out from behind a desk but often are great feeders into other programmes including work experience and casual work.