The Springboard Charity

Supporting young people to achieve their potential in hospitality, leisure and tourism.


Region Nationwide
Scale 600+
Funding Structure Registered charity | Employer-funded placement model
2018/2019 Employer Partners Diageo


Springboard is a sector-specific employability charity offering a suite of employability programmes to support young people to overcome barriers, improve their skills and gain employment.

An integral element of Springboard’s support is the engagement with employers and the workplace, through industry visits, careers talks and interview preparation. These activities are facilitated by Springboard and delivered by their volunteers, or ‘Ambassadors’.

Their Ambassadors are people working in all levels of the industry that are trained by Springboard to engage with participants, promoting the industry and their business as a great place to work, as well as identifying potential talent, mentoring participants and recruiting into their current vacancies.

Partnering with Diageo to deliver Diageo Learning for Life, Springboard have delivered training, support and opportunities for over 1,000 participants, with 83% in employment or Further Education twelve months after they have completed a course.

Click here to visit The Springboard Charity’s website.