Barclays and British Hospitality Association team up to create 60,000 new jobs

The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has teamed up with Barclays with the aim of creating 60,000 new jobs in the sector by 2015. The collaboration will help young people prepare for employment, find apprenticeships and job opportunities.

BHA’s ‘Inspiring the next generation’ campaign will be promoted through events across the UK. The events will outline the variety of career paths in the industry, and local employers will be able to meet potential new staff.

Barclay’s LifeSkills programme will be supported by the BHA, which aims to help one million young people transition from school to the workplace. Barclays will also support BHA members in setting up apprenticeship programmes.

Mike Thompson, head of employability at Barclays, said: “We’ve learned from our own successful apprenticeship programme what a great impact that investing in young people can do for your business. Now by partnering with the BHA we hope to take that approach to an industry level and make a really big impact on tackling youth unemployment in the UK.”