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Hospitality and catering qualifications added to government’s free courses for jobs offer

29 July 2021 by

Hospitality and catering qualifications have been added to the government’s free courses for jobs offer, including qualifications in professional cookery and pâtisserie.

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The Walnut Tree forced to close temporarily due to staff shortage

27 July 2021 by

The Michelin-starred Walnut Tree near Abergavenny in Monmouthshire has become the latest restaurant forced to close temporarily due to a shortage of staff.

Hospitality job vacancies drive UK past pre-pandemic levels News

Hospitality job vacancies drive UK past pre-pandemic levels

15 July 2021 by

Job vacancies in hospitality were one of the major drivers that saw the UK surpass pre-pandemic[...]

Chef union says threat of award removal would have ‘seismic impact’ on working conditions in hospitality News

Chef union says threat of award removal would have ‘seismic impact’ on working conditions in hospitality

08 July 2021 by

Removing awards from hospitality businesses where abuse is proven would have a “seismic impact” on working[...]

Three-quarters of hotel and catering firms looking to recruit struggling to find staff News

Three-quarters of hotel and catering firms looking to recruit struggling to find staff

07 July 2021 by

More than half (51%) of hotel and catering firms were looking for new staff in the[...]

Find solutions to the talent shortage at the Staffing Summit News

Find solutions to the talent shortage at the Staffing Summit

06 July 2021 by

As operators struggle to find the staff to fully reopen post lockdown, The Caterer is holding[...]

Where have all the hospitality workers gone? In-Depth

Where have all the hospitality workers gone?

02 July 2021

When faced with the fact that only 27% of hospitality staff have returned to work after furlough, a staffing crisis is a given. We find out what the sector plans to do about it in the Hospitality Business Leaders Survey[...]

Leiths to offer 100 free places on online courses to address skills shortage News

Leiths to offer 100 free places on online courses to address skills shortage

24 June 2021

Leiths School of Food and Wine has launched a Hospitality Recovery Grant worth £750,000 aiming to assist the UK hospitality sector by bridging the skills gap in professional kitchens and ease the recruitment crisis.

Umbrella Training launches initiative to support hospitality SMEs News

Umbrella Training launches initiative to support hospitality SMEs

22 June 2021 by

Hospitality training and apprenticeship provider Umbrella Training has launched Boost, a new initiative to support the[...]

Government not considering a coronavirus recovery visa News

Government not considering a coronavirus recovery visa

18 June 2021 by

The government is not considering a coronavirus recovery visa despite calls from the industry for support[...]

European interest in UK jobs plummets, with hospitality among the hardest hit News

European interest in UK jobs plummets, with hospitality among the hardest hit

17 June 2021 by

Interest from non-EU workers in lower-paid UK jobs is failing to make up for a 41%[...]

Hospitality staff shortage: some restaurants unable to open while others cut trading hours News

Hospitality staff shortage: some restaurants unable to open while others cut trading hours

14 June 2021 by

Some restaurants are still unable to open and others are having to reduce opening hours and[...]

Mayor of London pledges to tackle hospitality staff shortage and calls for ‘coronavirus recovery visa’ News

Mayor of London pledges to tackle hospitality staff shortage and calls for ‘coronavirus recovery visa’

03 June 2021

The mayor of London Sadiq Khan has today pledged to “use all the powers at this disposal” to tackle the major staffing shortages in the hospitality industry that threaten to undermine London’s recovery.

Le Gavroche forced to go dinner service-only due to staff shortage News

Le Gavroche forced to go dinner service-only due to staff shortage

02 June 2021

Michel Roux Jr has been forced to cancel lunch service at Le Gavroche restaurant in London’s Mayfair and go dinner service-only from mid-June due to a staffing shortage.

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