UKHospitality and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have partnered to promote jobs in hospitality, which will see UKH running sessions with Jobcentre Plus work coaches in every region of England, as well as across Scotland and Wales.

The sector faces a shortage of workers after more than a year of closures and restricted trading.

A recent survey found thousands of vacancies at all levels in the sector, with some 80% of respondents reporting vacancies for front-of-house roles, such as waiting and bar staff, and 85% for chefs.