Springboard ‘gems’

Are you a hospitality, events or tourism student - at university, in your 2nd year or above? GEMS Logo On White

Want to give your career prospects a massive boost?

Register with Springboard’s  ‘gems’ today, and we’ll match you with an expert industry mentor, and give you access to great work placements from leading employers.

Register your interest

Why you should sign up now:

gems bulletpoint Build your confidence - with one to one coaching, and professional skills development.
gems bulletpoint Gain real life work experience - we’ll show you great student placement opportunities from some of the industry’s best employers.
gems bulletpoint Make amazing contacts - understand the industry ‘inside out’ and attend networking events to build your profile.
gems bulletpoint Stand out from the crowd - enhance your job applications with these new skills and experiences.

What is expected of you on our mentoring scheme?

gems bulletpoint You will be strongly motivated to follow a career in hospitality.
gems bulletpoint Commitment to a three-year mentoring programme with a perfectly-matched industry expert.
gems bulletpoint Be willing to meet with your mentor face to face at least once every three months.
gems bulletpoint Maintain regular online contact or phone.
gems bulletpoint Eligible to work in the UK after graduating.

The process

gems bulletpoint Sign up to register your interest in the scheme
gems bulletpoint A member of the Springboard team will be in touch to schedule a quick call to find out more about your personality and where you want to be
gems bulletpoint Attend a matching day and meet mentors who have been selected based on your personality.  Select your favourite mentors
gems bulletpoint Springboard match you to a mentor.
gems bulletpoint Meet your mentor and have mentor meetings
gems bulletpoint Report back to Springboard every quarter to help monitor the relationship. If you have any problems with the mentoring relationship, Springboard is here to help. 


Watch a short interview with one of our past student participants

‘gems’ is brought to you by leading industry charity Springboard, in association with The Savoy Educational Trust.

Savoy Educ Trust

‘gems’ is also kindly supported by:

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