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Recruitment support for tourism and hospitality businesses

recruitment campaign for hospitality and tourism sectors july 2021

A campaign has launched encouraging people to choose a career in Scotland’s valued tourism and hospitality industry. The campaign has been developed by Scottish Government in conjunction with the sector, and lead partner the Scottish Tourism Alliance and is supported by £100,000 funding.

How can you help? As part of the campaign we would ask that all tourism businesses in Scotland list your vacancies, part-time and permanent on all levels (FREE) on the Careerscope jobs portal. The jobs will then be available to all Careerscope users and those with profiles will be matched to suitable advertisements. And we’d encourage you, as far as possible, to list the roles as flexible and not requiring experience, to encourage applications from more young people.

How can you get involved?


CareerScope is 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.

The industry hub encompasses the advice, resources and support of dozens of organisations who are there to help you right now. Whether you’re looking to develop your career, build your skills, need financial or wellbeing support, want to connect with other people like you, or are simply looking for the perfect next job, this hub can help you. To read more about the courses and support available visit the CareerScope website.


The HospitalityUnite website, set up to help hospitality workers find alternative employment during the lockdown, has switched focus to support the Government’s Kickstart initiative for young people with the backing of leading trade associations.

It provides a free online service to make it easy for both hospitality businesses and those 16-24 year-olds wanting to start a career in the restaurant, pub, hotel, bar and wider leisure sector to take advantage of the new Government funded scheme.

As part of the UK’s recovery strategy, the Government is putting £2 billion into the Kickstart programme which will fund six months of 25 hours a week work at national minimum wage for 16-24-year-olds, giving them a ‘kickstart’ into their working lives.

For more details on how your business can get involved, please contact Pete Willis, Director at Harri, on 07771 886061 or via [email protected], or Peter Martin on 07889 209896. Read more about the scheme and how to get involved on the HospitalityUnite website.