Novotel Liverpool Paddington Village hotel announces new awareness campaign

Flagship Novotel Liverpool Paddington Village hotel and four local schools in Liverpool have announced an exciting new outreach programme.

Schools include St. Francis of Assisi Academy, Archbishop Blanch School, St. Nicholas Academy, and Notre Dame Cathloic College.

Located in the heart of Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter, Novotel Liverpool Paddington Village, which opened in July 2022, has partnered with four local Liverpool schools to teach students why the hospitality industry is a desirable career option.

The unique program will see four area schools take part in six bespoke workshops, which will include students working closely with a number of departments including coffee, kitchen, reception, sales, bar and maintenance household. Activities also include support with hospitality duties, providing programs focusing on bar, restaurant and housekeeping training, removing the stigma around hospitality careers and supporting students. so that they aspire to a prosperous future.

Through its School Outreach Programme, the Novotel Liverpool Paddington Village hotel aims to help students aged 13 to 16 feel confident and achieve their career goals, by giving them access to the support and resources they need. need to pursue a career in the hospitality industry and succeed.

The hotel aspires to be a catalyst for change for young people in Kensington and the wider Liverpool area.

Howard Lewis, Managing Director, said:

“I am delighted to welcome students from the area to come and visit the hotel. I also look forward to seeing what incredible opportunities await those who may not have considered a career in the industry. hospitality as a viable option.

“The end goal of the outreach program is to create a working environment that creates a legacy within the local community, and that starts with educating local students about the diversity of jobs available in the sector. I also want to introduce the hotel work as something to aspire to.

“It is essential that we support our region, and this exciting new outreach program will certainly help to achieve this.”

Amber Howard, Human Resources Manager, said:

“The feedback we received from teachers was that many students were receptive and committed to the opportunity to work at Novotel Liverpool Paddington Village.

“Some students come from low-income backgrounds and therefore had never set foot in a hotel before, so it is very important for us to pass on these types of opportunities to local students.

“It was a fantastic day, and we look forward to providing local students with more tangible job opportunities in the future.”

Cllr Harry Doyle, Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture and the Visitor Economy, said:

“Tourism is so important to Liverpool and the hospitality industry is its very heart.

“It’s great that Novotel Liverpool Paddington Village is committed to this outreach program. This will give our young people invaluable behind-the-scenes insight into this diverse sector that will help them make good choices about the steps they want to take as they prepare to leave education.

Novotel Liverpool Paddington Village has been chosen as the flagship hotel for the new £1 billion Paddington Village development. Built by Morgan Sindall Construction, the Liverpool City Council-owned hotel is franchised by Accor and will be managed by Legacy Hotels & Resorts on behalf of the council. The hotel was designed by Ryder Architecture, with Faithful+Gould acting as project managers.

Knowledge Quarter Liverpool is a leading innovation district at the eastern gateway to the city, home to some of the world’s most influential players in science, health, technology, education , music and creative performing arts. The hotel was designed specifically with this in mind.

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