JVP partners with Tourism and Hospitality Academy to develop future workforce for North Wales

A new collaboration has been formed between North Wales Tourism and JVP Group, to provide a digital jobs platform and recruitment service as part of the recently launched ‘Go North Wales Tourism and Hospitality Academy’.

The Academy was unveiled in 2017 with the purpose of connecting students, tourism and hospitality employees, employers and education providers in North Wales.

Bodelwyddan-based recruitment advertising experts JVP Group will work with the Academy to aid the development of a skilled workforce in the sector, and assist tourism and hospitality businesses across the region in attracting talent.

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The company will provide promotion of work experience and volunteer opportunities – free of charge – whilst also providing comprehensive advertising support for paid employment opportunities.

In addition, JVP will be delivering a range of workshops for student members of the Academy, providing advice on CV writing and interview preparation.

Cath Harrison, managing director of JVP Group, said: “The sector is hugely important to the Welsh economy and it is therefore essential that we focus on tackling the skills shortage, and building a sustainable workforce for the future.”

Jim Jones, North Wales Tourism managing director, said: “The response we have had since announcing our plans for the Academy in September has been fantastic.

“Employers can see the enormous opportunity to work together with colleges to mould and develop the next generation of tourism professionals.”

The Academy’s project manager, Pam Everley, added: “Tourism is our biggest sector in North Wales and we need to shout about the many and varied career opportunities that are available to people. We also need to ensure they have access to the right skills training to make the most of these opportunities.”

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