With so many of hospitality workers now out of work or on furlough, Caterer.com have launched a new industry initiative to help thousands of hospitality workers into short term employment in other sectors, until hospitality opens its doors again and can welcome them back.
Hospitality recruitment has taken a pause whilst other sectors are crying out for people to keep the country moving. Caterer.com is uniquely placed to connect thousands of hospitality candidates with suitable roles through their partnership with totaljobs, by repurposing the Caterer.com site. These new job listings can be viewed on the Institute of Hospitality jobs board which last month switched to being powered by Caterer.com.
Over 26,000 non-hospitality jobs are live and visible, and the number is increasing daily with roles in retail, care, delivery, warehouses, customer service and more. The jobs have been selected based on their match to the valuable transferable skills that hospitality workers offer.
Alistair Sandall FIH, Head of Professional Development said: “The Institute of Hospitality is whole heartedly behind this very worthwhile initiative. The virus outbreak in both the short and long term is devastating for the entire global hospitality industry. We will continue to support our members and the industry holistically in whatever way we can for their future careers and personal development and assistance
Speaking about the new industry jobs hub Neil Pattison, Sales Director of Caterer.com said,
“All hospitality employees in the UK can directly tap into this free service to search and apply for thousands of roles in sectors such as retail, distribution and care. The hospitality sector is resilient, as are its people. When the industry thrives again, Caterer.com along with its partners will help welcome these candidates back to hospitality.”
Hospitality skills are transferable
The hospitality sector is renowned for the level of training and skills that are invested in its people throughout their careers. These transferable skills are needed by other sectors right now.
Not every chef could imagine working as a retail assistant or warehouse operative, but transferable skills mean that many will find new short-term employment in sectors they’ve never worked in – and they will thrive.
Hotel managers have skills that will make them ideal candidates for customer service and retail roles. What is management if not ‘selling’ your ideas to your team?
Housekeeping teams know all about detail, they create the perfect environment for guests every day – now they could bring that focus to roles in the care sector or the NHS.
These are short term, essential solutions to meet employer and jobseeker need. When the crisis lifts we will enable these same jobseekers to return to jobs in the hospitality sector.
Leading Industry Brands
Jobs with well-known employers such as Amazon, Lidl, Hermes, CareUK and Superdrug are listed on the site. These employers are keen to attract new hires with transferable skills such as those hospitality candidates are famous for. These people will help employers continue their vital work during the crisis.
Search for jobs now on www.instituteofhospitality.org/jobs-board