Wyboston Lakes Resort partners with the Princes Trust to help young professionals ‘Get into’ hospitality and events

Wyboston Lakes Resort is partnering with the Princes Trust ‘Get into’ programme to help the next generation of aspiring hospitality and events professionals become ‘job ready’.

Taking place from 18 November to 1 December, the ‘Get into’ programme will welcome six young professionals to gain valuable work experience across Wyboston Lakes Resort’s multiple onsite venues, including the Woodlands Event Centre and Willows Training Centre. Interns will gain hands on experience in the food and beverage sector, as well as training in conference and event hosting. Ensuring that they receive a packed, productive, valuable and varied experience, trainees will be working six hours per day, five days per week with a mix of shifts.

A Celebration Event on 2 December will signal completion of the programme. Presentations, complete with course certificates and group photos, will follow a dedicated buffet lunch.

Katherine White, Director of HR,  Wyboston Lakes Resort, says “We are delighted to be partnering with the Princes Trust. To ensure each intern has the best chance of securing employment, either with us or at another hotel or venue, we have carefully tailored every aspect of their training programme to make sure the entirety of the hospitality industry is covered. We look forward to welcoming them soon.”

An official ‘Taster Day’ will take place on 12 November. After introductions from Harry Sampson from the Princes Trust and Sophia Montagna and Tania Dickinson from Wyboston Lakes Resort, a series of group activities will allow the new interns to bond and build rapport.

The Prince’s Trust was founded in 1976 by Charles, Prince of Wales to help vulnerable young people get their lives on track. It supports 11 to 30-year-olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion. Many of the young people helped by The Trust are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or have been in trouble with the law.

The Trust runs a range of training schemes, including the ‘Get into’ programme, to provide practical and financial support to build young people’s confidence and motivation. Each year they work with about 60,000 young people; with three in four moving on to employment, education, volunteering or training.