Springboard’s IWISH programme, (Into Work in Scottish Hospitality), is a flexible programme which introduces, trains and inspires new staff to find careers in hospitality, tourism and leisure.
The Scottish Highlands & Islands have a dynamic tourism industry which often struggles to recruit the best staff. There is also a high proportion of unemployment, many of them young, who have simply never considered working in hospitality, tourism or leisure. Springboard continues to bridge the gap by introducing the unemployed to career opportunities in the sector and supporting them as they find their way to a new career and life. Businesses gain appropriately trained staff through offering supported, work placement opportunities.
The Highlands and Islands Project is funded by the European Social Fund, Skills Development Scotland and the Highland Council