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JVP teams up with Tourism & Hospitality Academy to help develop a future workforce for North Wales

4th April 2018

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Pictured (left to right): Jim Jones, MD of North Wales Tourism | Pam Everley, Project Manager of Go North Wales Tourism & Hospitality Academy | Cath Harrison, MD of JVP Group | Sion Jones, Head of Marketing at JVP Group

A brand-new collaboration has been formed between North Wales Tourism and JVP Group, to provide a digital jobs platform and recruitment service as part of the recently launched ‘Go North Wales Tourism & Hospitality Academy’.

The Academy was unveiled in 2017 with the purpose of connecting students, tourism and hospitality employees, employers and education providers in North Wales.

Bodelwyddan based recruitment advertising experts JVP Group will work with the Academy to aid the development of a skilled workforce in the sector, and assist tourism and hospitality businesses across the region in attracting talent.

The company will provide promotion of work experience and volunteer opportunities – free of charge, whilst also providing comprehensive advertising support for paid employment opportunities.

In addition, JVP will be delivering a range of workshops for student members of the Academy, providing advice on CV writing and interview preparation.

Cath Harrison, Managing Director of JVP Group said: “The sector is hugely important to the Welsh economy and it is therefore essential that we focus on tackling the skills shortage, and building a sustainable workforce for the future."

Jim Jones, North Wales Tourism Managing Director, said: “The response we have had since announcing our plans for the Academy in September has been fantastic.

“Employers can see the enormous opportunity to work together with colleges to mould and develop the next generation of tourism professionals.”

The Academy’s Project Manager, Pam Everley, said: “Tourism is our biggest sector in North Wales and we need to shout about the many and varied career opportunities that are available to people. We also need to ensure they have access to the right skills training to make the most of these opportunities.”

Anyone who is interested in signing up to the Academy - whether a student or employee, should visit www.gonorthwales.academy for more information. Or if you’re an employer and would like to learn more about JVP’s collaboration with the Academy, visit www.JVPGroup.co.uk/theacademy

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