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HTP Apprenticeship College and The Royal Hotel in Ventnor are working together to raise the awareness of the careers available in the hospitality industry and to encourage more people to enter this exciting sector.

HTP recently visited The Royal Hotel with Isle of Wight school pupils to experience, first hand, what it is like to work in the Hospitality Industry.

The day started with a warm welcome to the hotel where attendees observed the hotel’s daily planning meeting where Heads of Departments share their operational plans for the day. 4 interactive sessions then took place where pupils experienced job roles in the kitchen, restaurant, reception, events and housekeeping.

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Grace Cherrett, a Year 11 student at Medina College, has said:

“[I had] a really good day at The Royal Hotel and it was a perfect opportunity for me to see what happens on the ground in a hotel on a daily basis. I think this was a great experience for anyone who is thinking of going into hospitality and catering”.

Dr Greg Bailey, Director at The Royal Hotel said:

“Following the inspiring launch of the Island Careers Partnership we are delighted to take the first step with a taster day organised by HTP Apprenticeship College at The Royal Hotel making the link between school and employer as per the Gatsby Benchmarks to help give young people a vision, ambition and belief in their future career in hospitality on the Island.  We are looking to work with other hospitality businesses on the Island to create a more unified approach to supporting young people developing skills they need to go far and succeed in their career on the Island.”

Head of Business Development at HTP Apprenticeship College, Simon Attrill said:

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“The Hospitality Industry offers enthusiastic young people a great opportunity to embark on a career that is fun, exciting and incredibly rewarding.  Being able to offer Island school pupils a real insight into the careers available in the industry is really important to help with employability skills and with their preparation for the world of work.”

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