Changing perceptions of careers in Housekeeping

The Housekeeping Careers Festival is a national careers campaign led by The Springboard Charity, to inspire, educate and change perceptions of careers and job opportunities within housekeeping and accommodation professions.

According to the BHA hospitality is the third fastest-growing industry for jobs with over 300,000 available by 2020. Springboard understands the wealth of career opportunities available in this industry and aims to increase awareness in order to help fill skills shortages by attracting fresh talent.

Springboard’s Housekeeping Careers Festival is designed to celebrate all staff, whether a housekeeping manager at Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill or Apex Hotels, a room attendant at Premier Inn or a room services operations director at a Hotel and also showcase the variety of careers available within housekeeping.

The campaign will demonstrate the values of the profession with a range of activities and events – and we want you to be a part of it! Last year hospitality businesses from all over the UK organised events, hosted taster days, careers showcases and challenges to promote careers in Housekeeping

Whether you are a school, college or business, there are many things you could do to get involved, to showcase careers and progression, demonstrate the variety of job opportunities available, celebrate the pride, skill and professionalism of housekeeping and accommodation staff and attract people to your business.

The festival will be will be a celebration of the dedication, hard work of the people that make up 2.5 million of UK work force in the hospitality industry.

About Springboard:

The Springboard Charity helps young, unemployed and disadvantaged people improve their prospects in life through a career in hospitality, leisure and tourism.

Springboard provides a range of opportunities for sustainable employment, or vibrant careers in hospitality, leisure and tourism through:

  • Free specialist careers information
  • Taster work experience opportunities
  • Development programmes to help maximise the chances of obtaining sustainable employment
  • Pre-employment and mentoring programmes
  • Educational teaching resources, information, support and student activities to teachers in schools and colleges

Springboard equips people with the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their potential.

Springboard also works closely with the industry to help attract more talent and address skills shortages. In doing so, it has the support of over 180 different industry establishments and suppliers.

For more information about Springboard, visit:

Or contact:

Louise Routh – 0207 921 0428 –

Victoria Togun – 0207 921 0428 –

To find out more information about the Housekeeping Careers Festival contact

Sam Coulstock – 0207 921 0431 –