OAPA vows to create 700 jobs in hospitality sector

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Helping people rebuild their lives: Only a Pavement Away aim to create 700 jobs in the hospitality sector by 2024.
Helping people rebuild their lives: Only a Pavement Away aim to create 700 jobs in the hospitality sector by 2024.

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Only a Pavement Away (OAPA ) charity has pledged to create more than 700 jobs in the hospitality sector by 2024 and as part of this, has teamed up with St Austell Brewery.

Established in 2018, the charity helps people facing or experiencing homelessness, prison leavers and veterans, by placing them into long-term, stable employment in the hospitality industry.

Through the new partnership, St Austell Brewery, which own 38 managed pubs, inns, and hotels across the south west, has agreed to work closely with Only A Pavement Away to help people in crisis secure sustainable jobs to help rebuild their lives and has aimed to create more than 700 jobs in the hospitality sector by 2024.

St Austell Brewery people and communications director Tamsyn Allington said: “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Only a Pavement Away, a truly inspiring initiative.

Opportunity to find new talent 

“We’re very proud and fortunate to be able to offer long-term, stable employment to those in need, and in turn, we’re confident our partnership with Only a Pavement Away will be thoroughly rewarding for us as a business and give us the opportunity to find talented new team members.

“We’re very excited to be starting on this journey and looking forward to giving people the chance to step into a brighter future, learn new skills, and forge a career path in hospitality.”

St Austell Brewery, established in 1851, is one of the oldest and largest employers in the South West and has already supported a number of charitable initiatives across the South West such as local charities, good causes and individuals in need, the breweries Charitable Trust has also raised over £850,000 for charity to date.

Passionate about helping the local community 

Only a Pavement Away founder and CEO Greg Mangham said: “I am thrilled to welcome St Austell Brewery on board as our latest partner.

“St Austell has always been focused on supporting growth in the South West and, as the largest pub operator in the region, is passionate about helping its local communities to thrive. 

“We’re delighted to be working closely with the team, to restore hope and stability for vulnerable people who are seeking employment.”

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