In response to the lockdown in April, Caterer.com launched its Hospitality Redeployment Hub in partnership with UKHospitality and Hospitality Action. The aim was to highlight job opportunities to the thousands of hospitality people looking for work.
Since launch, the hub has showcased over 120,000 live jobs and delivered over 1.6 million job applications. Today, the hub is busier than ever, with over 32,000 vacancies live on the Hub.
Caterer.com Redeployment Hub providing jobs for hospitality people
The hospitality sector continues to be severely impacted by the pandemic. Employers are still hiring, but understandably at far lower levels than before the crisis. Many people working in the sector are now looking for new roles and, whilst hospitality might not be hiring, other sectors are. The Redeployment Hub helps hospitality people find work in other industries until such time as the hospitality sector is able to welcome them back.
Available jobs in other sectors
Amazon, BP, Lidl, O2 and John Lewis are amongst the huge range of employers looking for new hires through the Redeployment Hub on Caterer.com. Their jobs appear alongside hospitality employers who are actively recruiting, such as Cote, Bills, Aramark, Butlin’s, Prezzo, Eurest, Stonegate Pub Company, Wagamama and more. With a wide variety of transferable skills, hospitality people are ideally placed to take advantage of these available jobs
Technology to support hospitality people
The jobs are all fully searchable against jobseekers needs, using unique Caterer.com search and match technology. Candidates can narrow the jobs down to those that meet their requirements by specialism, skill, sector, location, salary, role type, employer brand, or even specific keywords such as ‘Michelin’, ‘new opening’ or ‘customer care’.
Jobseekers can also set up targeted alerts which send them notifications on the latest jobs relevant to their job search. Plus, they can download a Caterer.com APP to make job search and application easier still.
Taking transferable hospitality skills into other sectors
Kate Nichols, CEO of UK Hospitality commented “The scale of the crisis we are facing is unprecedented, so hospitality businesses have had to make the incredibly difficult decision to lay key team members off. We want to give our fantastic workforce all the support we can to help them through this difficult period. This initiative will help people find work in other sectors until the hospitality sector is in a position to pick up the pieces and bring their hard-working teams back together.”
Speaking about the Redeployment Hub Neil Pattison, Sales Director of Caterer.com said,
“All hospitality employees in the UK can directly tap into this free service to search and apply for thousands of roles in sectors such as retail, distribution and care as well as the hospitality jobs for which Caterer.com is so well known. The hospitality sector is resilient, as are its people. When the industry thrives again, Caterer.com along with its partners will help welcome these candidates back to hospitality.”
Do share the link to the Redeployment Hub with your employees and peers, to spread the word, and help as many hospitality people as possible.