The Hospitality Undergraduate Mentoring Scheme
The Hospitality Undergraduate Mentoring Scheme (previously known at The Savoy Society Mentoring Scheme) was established in 2009 when it was identified by Stuart Johnson and The Savoy Society members, that it was important to support University students when entering the Hospitality Industry. Previous research had shown that on completion of hospitality placements, 40% of students during their studies were not entering the industry.
It was decided that students undertaking Hospitality Management Degrees from selected UK universities should be given the opportunity to be supported with the expertise and experience that members of the Industry possess. These members have had their own developmental pathway to management and have gained a wealth of experience to then support a mentee and pass on this knowledge. Through a mentoring capacity students are supported for three years during their studies and into their initial steps into industry.
"The whole experience has really opened our eyes to how broad the hospitality industry is, and how networking is one of the most important tasks to carry out, especially at the early stages of your career"
Carl Smith, Head of Guest Services, Sodexo Professional
"He gave me so much valid advice on my CV, how to approach potential employers, project advice, how to work with my bosses and how to tackle challenges"
Katherine, 2011 Mentee, the InterContinental Hotel Group
Date to be confirmed, November 2017