The Big Hospitality Conversation
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
13th October 2015
We know a good conversation can lead to great things, this is why we want you to join us for the Big Hospitality Conversation taking place on 13th October 2015 at Liberty Stadium.
The Big Hospitality Conversation is the bellwether campaign of the Hospitality & Tourism industry. The Big Hospitality Conversation has a threefold mission:
- To promote Hospitality as a career of choice
The British Hospitality Association (BHA) estimates that some 80% of leaders in our industry achieved their executive, franchisee/ownership, chef and management positions by working their way up. The Big Hospitality Conversation is the BHA’s flagship campaign promoting great career journeys and the sheer breadth of hospitality jobs. We need every business in the United Kingdom to get behind this campaign, and to play their part in abolishing the current misconception of Hospitality jobs being ‘low-skilled’, ‘low paid’ and leading to ‘dead-ends’.
- To facilitate meaningful dialogue between young jobseekers and employers
Over 2,500 hospitality Chief Executives and HR Directors have connected with young jobseekers across the UK to generate over 43,000 new jobs, apprenticeships and structured work placements in our industry in the past 20 months.
- To demonstrate the power of the industry to create jobs, especially for young people
Our target is to create 60,000 hospitality career opportunities for 16 to 24 year olds by 2016. Through The Big Hospitality Conversation, the BHA encourages members to ‘pledge’ their new job, apprenticeship or placement opportunities.
This event will showcase a careers exhibition of leading Hospitality employers including Premier Inn, Costa, Whitbread Restaurants, Compass, The Village Hotel, Marriot, Hilton and more to be confirmed. There will also be lots of help and advice available from our partners.
We look forward to you joining us for this exciting event on the 13th October, at Liberty Stadium and encourage you to bring your HR Director along.
P.S. There is limited availability for this VIP event, places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis and will go quickly. Please note we will admit only one representative per company.
To find out even more about the initiative have a look at our website bha.org.uk/bhconversation.