The British Hospitality Association has received backing from the London mayor's office for its campaign to promote jobs in hospitality.
At an event at City Hall this week deputy mayor for business Rajesh Agrawal (pictured) said that the mayor's office was proud to support the Big Hospitality Conversation, which has secured commitments from operators to create more than 70,000 apprenticeships by 2020.
The event attracted over 500 jobseekers, attempting to gain employment at over 100 hospitality businesses including Benugo, Yo! Sushi, Premier Inn and BaxterStorey.
British Hospitality Association chief executive Ufi Ibrahim said: "Most Londoners come across hospitality every day, whether it's the person serving their morning latte, the waitress in a restaurant or the cinema ticket taker. They are the welcome seen by the millions who live here and our millions of visitors. We want this to continue, which is why we encourage young and old people to consider the benefits of a career in the sector. The Big Hospitality Conversation has thus far seen 70,000 people take up apprenticeships or jobs in the sector, 27,000 in London.
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