More than 60 students joined the latest Talent Showcase Workshop to meet potential employers in the tourism and hospitality sector.
The event, which took place at Buckinghamshire College Group’s Aylesbury Campus on May 18th, was organised by Visit Buckinghamshire, in partnership with Buckinghamshire College Group.
The event provided students searching for jobs with the opportunity to meet businesses, learn what opportunities are available and share what they have to offer, whilst also helping them develop their interview skills.
In addition, businesses and students had the opportunity to engage with industry partners including The Institute of Hospitality Thames Valley Branch, the UK Spa Association, and ambassadors from the industry charity Springboard.
Lucy Dowson, Tourism Development Manager at Visit Buckinghamshire, said: “We were delighted to work in partnership with the Buckinghamshire College Group on this innovative event to bring together talented students with some of the country’s very best hospitality employers to explore what is possible in the sector and inspire the next generation.”
Lucy Milton, Head of Business Development and Sales at Buckinghamshire College Group, said: “Buckinghamshire College has been delighted to work in partnership with Visit Buckinghamshire and Buckinghamshire Business First, hosting the first Talent Showcase Workshop for Hospitality which gave our final year students the opportunity to meet leading employers in hospitality.
“The event helped students learn first-hand about the sector, what training is available, what to expect from a career in the industry, and most importantly how to get started. Students gained inspiration for their careers whilst networking with leading employers from the area. An inspiring event which has given a huge boost to the start of their job searches and career choices.”
The workshop included presentations and a Q&A, followed by interviews between employers and students which were split into focused sessions in tourism, hospitality, sport, beauty and hair.
Support for tourism and hospitality
We have a raft of support available through our retail, food and drink, and business advisers who can carry out a business review or health check which can be done over the phone, or at your business premises.