New toolkit made available to assist leisure, tourism and hospitality staffing issues in Coventry and Warwickshire - The Coventry Observer

14th Aug, 2022

New toolkit made available to assist leisure, tourism and hospitality staffing issues in Coventry and Warwickshire

Ryan Smith 13th May, 2022

A NEW toolkit has been made available to assist Coventry and Warwickshire’s leisure, tourism and hospitality sectors which are continuing to see a rise in job vacancies.

To support venues in their bid to solve staffing issues, Conference Coventry and Warwickshire is launching ‘Resourcing and Skills – Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Sector’, a new staff recruitment retention and skills scheme.

This free resource is a collaboration between organisations including Coventry City Council, West Midlands Combined Authority and Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce.

The resource includes details on apprenticeships, training schemes and employment programmes as well as partners’ contact details.

The continued vacancy rise in Coventry’s leisure, tourism and hospitality sectors is mainly due to a struggle for companies to be able to recruit and retain staff.

Customer services roles are the sixth most advertised job in Coventry, with customer service advisors and cleaners also in the top 10 most sought-after occupations.

Conference Coventry and Warwickshire’s managing director Paul Jones said: “We’ve been speaking with venues of all shapes and sizes and it’s clear that recruitment, retention and upskilling remain a dominating barrier to the sector’s recovery.”

Visit www.conferencecoventryandwarwickshire.co.uk for more information.

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