Destination Lincolnshire seeks to partner with like-minded organisations that are proactively and positively looking to support the visitor economy in Greater Lincolnshire. Hospitality, Now! is focused on understanding and bridging the gap between local employers and students who are looking for employment while studying in Lincoln and Lincolnshire, and we’re truly excited to see what this partnership brings.

Generating billions of pounds for Lincolnshire and supporting thousands of businesses county-wide, the importance of the visitor economy cannot and should not be underestimated. Therefore, it’s easy to understand why ensuring the next generation is actively ready to move into the industry to pursue rewarding careers is a top priority for us.

Hospitality is one of the most rewarding and life-shaping careers available for young people as they progress through their higher education years. Students can balance academic learning with the opportunity to adopt real-life skills from talented local business owners. The breadth of the sector also means that once graduated, hospitality and tourism have a job for every student, opening the door to faster career progression opportunities than almost any other industry.

For Lincolnshire businesses wishing to get involved in the Hospitality, Now! Good Student Employer Charter, there are countless benefits. Businesses will be able to access a student workforce through the University of Lincoln and other places that offer higher education, developing a two-way working relationship with a younger workforce to not only satisfy both employer and employee but bring new talent into local businesses and the wider visitor economy.

Charlotte Goy
CEO at Destination Lincolnshire

The Institute of Hospitality (IoH) has evolved significantly since it was established in 1938. Building upon a distinguished heritage, today we are proud to be the world’s leading, award-winning, professional membership body for hospitality professionals around the globe.

As a registered charity, we are committed to delivering continuing professional development and lifelong learning across our diverse hospitality family. Our people are our inspiration, and we are passionate about supporting and inspiring them to be the best that they can be. A team of professionals who live and breathe hospitality and are dedicated to delivering excellence.

The Institute of Hospitality, as the award-winning, global professional body for the hospitality industry, is proud to support Hospitality Now and the Good Student Employer Charter in partnership with the University of Lincoln. This Charter provides a real opportunity to help make the hospitality sector a fairer place for everyone, offering all the resources needed to assist workers, businesses, and hospitality organisations review and assess work practices and their impact on student-workers.

The University of Lincoln Careers & Employability team is committed to supporting businesses big and small to engage with our students and graduates. We are passionate about partnering with employers to help support your recruitment goals.

We recognise every company is different and therefore we have a range of ways you can engage with us. From Internship Funding, Employer Projects, Placements as well as full time and part time roles, we offer something for every employer.

The Careers & Employability team are supporting the Charter Initiative as Students are important to Tourism, Hospitality, Leisure and Retail whether that be on a short or long term basis. We want to work together to provide our students and employers in the region opportunities and help promote best practice in student employment.

Lincoln Students’ Union is a dynamic student-led organisation that prioritises the growth and development of its student staff in our commercial areas and aims to have a staff team who work together to deliver shared goals and objectives. We understand the importance of empowering students to gain valuable employability skills, both for their future careers and financial independence.

At Lincoln Students’ Union, we go beyond simply providing employment opportunities in our venues; we are committed to supporting and training our student staff to excel in their roles, ensuring our values, mission and vision are reflected in the actions and personality of our whole staff team. We equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in a professional environment. From customer service and time management to problem-solving and teamwork, our training initiatives cover a wide range of essential employability skills.

We aim to create a positive organisational culture and believe in fostering a supportive and inclusive work environment, where students feel valued and rewarded, with a comprehensive list of student staff benefits. Moreover, Lincoln Students’ Union recognises the financial needs of students and acknowledges the importance of financial stability. We offer competitive wages and flexible work hours, allowing students to balance their academic commitments while earning income.

As a result, we are proud to partner with Hospitality, Now! and the Good Student Employer Charter and believe through partnering this will help in ensuring and reaffirming student workers within hospitality will be supported and treated fairly through good working practices.