Employment Charity, Springboard help college leavers into employment
On the 11th of August 2015, hundreds of thousands of A-Level students got their results and a lot of these young people will be wondering what their next step is. With so many careers and career paths available these days, it can often be a difficult decision and a helping hand is often needed. Springboard, a charity that works with young people, helps them achieve their potential and will be there when results are released to guide young people on their next steps.
Keen to help students make the right decision, Springboard is offering free careers advice through CareerScope. As well as giving students guidance on what to do next, CareerScope will also help with preparing for interviews, creating CVs and many other aspects of applying for jobs and training.
Further to this, Springboard will be offering great opportunities for careers in hospitality, including motivational programmes which will include further training. CareerScope Project Manager, Penelope Ammatt said added “Our Springboard CareerScope service helps young people in the UK fit together qualifications, education and practical work experience to create their own career path. It is vital young people know about all options available to help them in a career”
The charity is also encouraging young people to get further work experience, whether it be paid or voluntary.
Springboard also recommends Apprenticeships, allowing you to earn while you learn. In recent years, there has been a huge rise in the number of young people taking up an apprenticeship or internship as a way to get into the world of work. You can find more information at BaxterStorey Apprentice Academy or Lifetime Training. BaxterStorey, fitting with Springboards message, offers opportunities in the hospitality industry, while Lifetime Training offers a range of training and apprenticeships in all different sectors.
Springboard has supported young people who want to go into a career in hospitality, leisure and tourism for 25 years, offering great opportunities for taster work experience, careers advice and mentoring programmes, as well as many educational resources. This year, young people will have difficult decisions, but with the support that the charity gives, this will make sure that no one is left without anything to go onto after their college life.
If you would like more information on Springboard CareerScope, please visit http://www.careerscope.uk.net/getting-into-work/inspire-work-experience/apply where you can apply for work experience and discover what else the charity does to help people trying to gain sustainable employment.
A-Level results day is always a day of mixed stories. The successes of those who have gotten the grades they want and the sadness when people don’t. Never the less, there are always opportunities for those who want them and I am glad to see a charity such as Springboard helping young people fulfill their ambitions and potential. Hospitality is a growing industry and while it might not be everyone’s cup of tea, with the help of Springboard and other organisations, it can provide many opportunities for future prospects of students about to move on to the next stage of their life.