The British Hospitality Association (BHA), Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) and British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) will launch a month-long Hospitality Works 2018 campaign on 7 February, in partnership with Springboard and the Department for Work and Pensions, in an effort to tackle the “severe skills shortage” likely to arise from Brexit.

Earlier this month the Preparing for Brexit report identified hospitality as a vulnerable sector with 79,000 or 32% of jobs in the capital carried out by non-UK EU workers. With unemployment at a record low and freedom of movement across Europe set to end in 2019, a severe skills shortage for the hospitality industry has been predicted.

The campaign aims to inspire jobseekers to move into the industry, with more than 600 Job Centre Plus branches signed up to promote roles in hospitality as well as offering taster visits and work experience opportunities.

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