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Young people sparkle at The Housekeeping Careers Festival held at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham

On Wednesday 9th April the Hyatt Regency Birmingham hosted ‘A Day to Sparkle’, part of The Housekeeping Careers Festival, 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.

As part of the festival, 80 students from local schools and colleges attended the Hyatt Regency to take part in a number of activities including, presentations, have-a-go sessions and skills challenges. The young people also enjoyed a tour of the hotel, listening to inspiring talks from those currently working in this profession.

There was also a grand unveiling of a ‘giant’ pillowcase (17m x 17m) which has been created by leading textile service business, Berendsen, to mark the day. Students placed their pledges and comments onto the pillowcase.

Commenting, Anne Pierce, CEO of Springboard, said: “The festival is a celebration of the dedication, hard work of the people that make up 2.5 million of UK work force and demonstrates the values of the profession with the range of activities at the  event.’’

The event was sponsored by ISS, with activities taking place on the day arranged by ISS, Hyatt Regency Birmingham, Apex Hotels, Park Plaza Hotels and Hand Picked Hotels. The UK Housekeepers Association (UKHA) is a supporter of the festival.

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