For those interested in accessing a great quality work experience placement within the hospitality industry, The Springboard Charity can help! INSPIRE is The Springboard Charity's definitive work experience support programme.

Organisations that subscribe to INSPIRE will sign up to the benchmarks that qualify you to use Springboard’s new ‘Inspiring Work Experience’ Quality Kitemark. This kitemark will be marketed to schools, colleges, universities, careers advisors and adult job seekers as the quality mark to look for when seeking work experience.


A number of the very best Hotels and Food Service Management companies across the UK have agreed to offer quality, worthwhile experience in their business, which can be accessed with a simple on-line application. You can not only apply on the INSPIRE website but also see the full list of the employers who are on board, receive support and guidelines to ensuring your experience is the very best it can be, and post up feedback.

For organisations INSPIRE is the definitive guide to providing great work experience for the Hotel and Food Service Management sectors and is now available as a combined four volume pack and on-line support. An easy to use, step-by-step guide for all those involved in planning, organising and delivering work experience; be it a short taster experience or a year-long degree student placement.

  • All the guidance, support, legal requirements, case studies and other tools needed to provide quality work experience.
  • Updated on-line on a regular basis
  • An invaluable tool to provide quality work experience to potential recruits, influencers, the industry as a whole, and most importantly,  your business.

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