Tottenham Hotspur Big Hospitality Conversation generates 2,000 jobs

12 February 2015 by
Tottenham Hotspur Big Hospitality Conversation generates 2,000 jobs

Over 2,000 job opportunities in hospitality were promised to Haringey residents at the latest Big Hospitality Conversation, which was held in partnership with the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation this week.

The event, which included representatives from the Department of Work and Pensions and Haringey Council, is the first of its kind to be delivered in partnership with a Premiership club.

Businesses including Bourne Leisure, Premier Inn, Sodexo and Nandos pledged to offer roles to 16-24 year old Haringey residents, while employment teams were on hand to offer advice to aspiring youngsters.

The 2,000 job opportunities pledged takes the total generated by the Big Hospitality Conversation to over 40,000 across the country.

British hospitality Association chief executive Ufi Ibrahim said: "This event demonstrates that our industry is about action to grow jobs. We are going out into the community to demonstrate the range of exciting careers available across our industry. The BHA wants politicians to understand how important the hospitality and tourism industry is in generating high-quality careers for young people."

Former Tottenham Hotspur footballer Ledley King, who works with the Club's Foundation, added: "Tottenham Hotspur is committed to creating employment opportunities for local young people, and holding regular job fairs at an iconic venue like White Hart Lane is a great way of doing this. It was great for me to attend yesterday's event and speak to the many young people who are looking for a new challenge in their careers and being able to offer them some advice that if you are willing to work hard, there is so much you are able to achieve."

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