Summer 2021 Hospitality Recruitment Service.

Do you have Hospitality vacancies that you cannot fill?This new service for the 2021 season has been developed to promote your current vacancies directly to young people in schools and colleges here in Somerset.Somerset County Council along with the four District Councils, Education Business Partnership and industry representatives have worked together to produce a link between a central web hospitality vacancy platform and direct communications to young people in the colleges and training centres.

The benefit of this vacancy portal is that we are able to speak directly and exclusively to people who will be looking for work opportunities. The portal provider, Somerset Jobs, has reduced the cost to you, hosting your vacancy reduced by 80% to just £4 until the end of December 2021! You can log on to the portal here where you can register your vacancies (use the relevant discount codes hosp, hosp2 or hosp5). Alternatively send your vacancies to and they will be uploaded for you (the discount will be applied on the invoice sent to you).

Make sure you include:

1. Job title

2. Job location

3. Job description – minimum age where appropriate

4. Closing date

5. How to apply – email, phone number or corporate careers page

6. Company information including address, email & logo if you have one

7. Salary details

If you have multiple vacancies for the same position full or part time then you only need provide one set of information per job type. We will add the extra vacancies specifying FT/PT and the different locations.

Employers have been called on to showcase their workforce during Hospitality Apprenticeships Week 2021 to attract new people and change perceptions of roles within the industry.Hospitality Apprenticeships Week, taking place from 18-22 October 2021, will launch a hospitality apprenticeships hub. The hub, which is hosted by the industry support platform CareerScope, will be a ‘one-stop shop’ for careers advice and apprenticeship opportunities.


Hospitality briefing pack to help with recruitment

As the UK hospitality sector is beginning to thrive again and we open up in line with the Roadmap, we know the sector is looking for people to fill vacancies across a broad range of roles. We have partnered with UKHospitality on a short hospitality briefing pack to help businesses in the sector looking to recruit. This pack has been designed to help you speak to your networks to: 

  • send a clear message to hospitality employers that Jobcentre Plus is here to help find the right candidates for any role
  • encourage jobseekers to apply to the sector now for a variety of jobs including front-of-house roles, where there is real opportunity for career progression and high quality training.

New grants to boost tourism in West Somerset and Sedgemoor

The Hinkley Tourism Action Partnership (HTAP) is offering grants to help fund business projects aimed at boosting tourism in the West Somerset and Sedgemoor area.

Led by Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT), the Tourism Innovation Grant Scheme has been set up by the HTAP partners in response to the impact on tourism from Covid.

See ink below for more information

First Voice Podcast: Be ready, be open, keep connectedAs lockdown measures have begun to ease and as we move towards further restrictions being lifted in July, many small businesses – particularly those in the hospitality and leisure sectors – have been busy adapting their model and offering, to ensure they can continue to operate and meet customers’ changing needs.From providing more outdoor space, to accommodating customers who want to work on site rather than just eat and drink, many have adapted to stay relevant during and post lockdown.In this episode, we will explore how customers’ expectations are changing – and share some tips for adapting your small business to meet the needs of customers in the new world.

 Ready 2 Reopen Guide

In collaboration Bll along with HIT Training, have produced this Ready2Reopen e-guide. Over the past year, our nation’s pubs,cafe's, restaurants and the people at the heart of them, have had to face more challenges than ever before. From navigating through the reopening protocols, to looking after their teams in an ever changing environment, our members and individuals across the wider hospitality sector, have professionally approached each challenge with spirit and determination. This guide provides you with further help and support to welcome back your teams and customers successfully. 001540 HIT Ready2Reopen Guide A5 - V3 - Web.pdf (

For other resources from HIT please see this link: Resources | HIT Training Ltd

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