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Hospitality students get helping hand onto career ladder

PUBLISHED: 16:22 13 May 2016 | UPDATED: 16:22 13 May 2016

Students from Bexleyheath schools attended a graduation ceremony on Wednesday

Students from Bexleyheath schools attended a graduation ceremony on Wednesday

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A charity has run a careers hub to help aspiring students secure a career in the sector

Young Bexleyheath students aiming for careers in the hospitality, leisure and tourism sector have benefited from a charity scheme.

The Springboard charity, which aims to remove barriers to employment in the industry, ran a careers hub showcasing employment opportunities and jobs available to the youngsters from Cleeve Park, Oakwood, Pathways, St Catherine’s and Erith schools.

Local hotels demonstrated various roles in the sector, and students had the opportunity to discuss their CVs on a one-to-one basis with a qualified careers adviser

After graduating on Wednesday (May 11), they were presented with chef whites and certificates confirming the completion of the club.

Mayor of Bexley Sybil Camsey joined the presentation, saying: “I was very impressed with the scheme and the confidence shown by the young people after just five weeks of participating in the club. They have learned important skills which will help them to be successful in the future, regardless of their chosen career path.”

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