Our industry collectively employs 3.2 million people in the UK and was 8% of GDP pre-COVID-19. The pandemic has hit the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry hard and we know at least 900,000 jobs are at risk. It’s never been more important to look after our people, ensure they are happy, healthy and ready for work. We must be ready to welcome back those who have long and established careers in the industry, as well as ensuring the next generation of workers are coming through.

One thing that is essential to ensuring we have a sustainable industry moving forward is having a pipeline of talent coming through that are interested in a career in hospitality, and that we care for the career and wellbeing of those who work within our industry already.

In recognition of this, the hospitality industry has joined forces to provide essential support to those impacted by COVID-19. Springboard, Hospitality Action, UKHospitality, the Institute of Hospitality and the Savoy Educational Trust have partnered to create a free service aimed at supporting those who have lost their job due to COVID-19 to get back into work, as well as those looking to start their career in hospitality, leisure and tourism.

Providing a vital service to retain those who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19, CareerScope will keep people engaged, motivated, healthy and welltrained, ready to work when the industry recovers.


CareerScope provides a one-stop industry hub with easy to access content on everything from CV writing and career webinars to redundancy advice, financial support and health and wellbeing resources.

A digital training academy will also keep those out of work up to date on essential skills, from customer service and food safety, to confidence and assertiveness. Developing knowledge and accessing training are essential for any career and there are many hospitality, leisure and tourism specific educational programmes available in schools, colleges and universities to futureproof our industry and provide a solid career path as well as helping
people to re-enter employment, change their career path, upskill and retain their jobs.

CareerScope are also working with multiple industry partners to provide an easy to use Job Search function within the website that allows you to search over 30,000 live jobs as well as the opportunity to apply directly to some leading industry organisations.