Passport 2 Employment.

The Only A Pavement Away Passport 2 Employment is a 5-day programme for candidates to gain employability skills, get a backstage pass to a prestigious Hospitality Employer and take steps to start an exciting career in the hospitality industry.

Lanching initially as a pilot programme " Life Skills Hub" in July 2021 which was funded with generous grants from the London Freemasons and Worshipful Company of Cooks and supported by Tom Aikens, and CPL Training, it has grown into our most popular candidate programme.

Lifeskills hub

The Passport 2 Employment includes:

  • Introductions to the hospitality industry
  • Back of House and Front of House workshops on site
  • Talks, presentations and Q and A sessions with employees across departments
  • Budgeting & personal finance workshops
  • Interview skills training
  • Confidence coaching
  • Employability skills and customer interactions sessions
  • 1 day work experience

The candidates receive:

  • Weekly Oyster Card to attend the programme
  • £50 voucher on completion of the course
  • The chance to start an exciting career in the Hospitality industry
  • Access to Only A Pavement Away financial support once in employment

Only A Pavement Away has helped me so much I still can’t quite believe it. My life has changed so much because of the Passport to Employment Programme, and I feel so lucky to have been a part of it. Today, I absolutely love my life. I am so proud to have secured a job at Hilton Park Lane and can’t wait to see how my career grows from here.

Nigel Porteous Passport to Employment Participant, November 2022

Passport 2 Employment stands as the perfect gateway into employment for both candidates who are work ready, and those needing a little more support before jumping into the workplace. The opportunity to build relationships with global brands and employers, gain work experience at world class venues, and experience immersive workshops covering a whole range of topics are just a few of the reasons why this programme is so popular. But most importantly, Passport 2 Employment is popular because it works. It gets people from all backgrounds on their feet ad into work.

Will Andrews Learning & Development Coach, Only A Pavement Away

Thank you to our generous supporters. +
London Freemasons +
The Worshipful Company of Cooks +
Tom Aikens +