Go New Forest (GNF) – a ‘not for profit’ Community Interest Company which manages and develops tourism in the New Forest – is to showcase career opportunities within hotels, restaurants, holiday parks, pubs and other hospitality businesses based in the region, at a Jobs Fayre to be held at the Balmer Lawn Hotel in Brockenhurst, on Wednesday 23 June between 12 Noon and 8pm.
GNF has 200 business members across all sectors of the visitor economy and works in close partnership with New Forest District Council, New Forest National Park Authority and Forestry England.
Anthony Climpson, CEO of Go New Forest said: “The recent re-opening of our high streets and hospitality industry has proved so successful there has been a big increase in demand for local tourism and retail staff.
“We therefore decided to host the first ever New Forest Tourism & Hospitality Jobs Fayre, which will promote the amazing range of different career opportunities in the local visitor economy, as well as promoting the forest as a wonderful destination in which to work.”
Michael Clitheroe, General Manager at Balmer Lawn Hotel, said: “We can’t wait to host this fantastic event. It is a true collaboration between all the amazing hospitality businesses in the New Forest – and we have some fantastic career opportunities to shout about.
“Local hospitality is key for the British public, this year more than ever, and it is our job to make it the best it can possibly be. Despite lockdowns and Brexit we have come out fighting and now we need to recruit a new generation of hospitality stars to take our industry to the next level.”
People looking for a job or perhaps those who might be contemplating a career change, will have the opportunity to meet businesses and find out what opportunities are available in the immediate, medium and long term at a local level.
Benefits of visiting the Jobs Fayre include:
- Learning about the businesses – each has its own personal story to tell
- Getting to meet employees from each business and asking questions about what it is like to work in the industry
- Asking about the opportunities for promotion
- Finding out how the businesses looked after its employees during Covid
- Learning which role pays which salary
There will also be a chance to discover what perks there might be within businesses – from pensions to staff discounts, gym membership and long service awards.
All guests will be required to wear a face mask and Track & Trace procedures will be in place.
To register visit: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tourism-jobs-fayre-tickets-157828803199