Graduate scheme attracts new talent

BH Live has revealed details about a new graduate scheme that begins this autumn.

BH Live is a social enterprise and leading operator of leisure and event venues. It manages high profile venues and leisure centres across Dorset, Hampshire and London.

The scheme, which will initially pilot in Dorset, will enable three graduates to take part in a practical two-year training and development course focusing on leisure services, events and hospitality in the third sector.

They will each undertake a structured and intensive learning programme starting at grassroots level and working towards supervisory responsibilities. Key areas include customer service, housekeeping, delivering recreational activities, event management and hospitality services. They will also spend time with BH Live’s corporate and support services such as human resources, sales, marketing and facilities management.

As well as a competitive salary, they will receive a combination of vocational and in house training to support their continued professional development.

“This is an amazing opportunity for ambitious graduates who want to have a fulfilling career in the social enterprise sector,

says Teresa Beckingham, BH Live’s Head of Human Resources.

“As well as getting lots of hands on experience, they will also learn how we put our profits to good purpose, getting more people active, experiencing cultural events and supporting our local economy.”

Teresa added,

“In Dorset, our higher education partners, including Bournemouth University and Arts University Bournemouth, are already attracting brilliant talent into the region. We wanted to make sure we were bringing that talent into our organisation and what we think is an incredible industry to be part of.

“Following a successful pilot, we would then look to roll the scheme out across our venues in Hampshire and London.”

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About BH Live

BH Live is a leading operator of leisure and event venues; a social enterprise that designs and builds engaging experiences to inspire people and enrich lives.

With more than five million visits a year and £42 million turnover we are changing lives and are at the heart of the UK’s growing social economy.

In 2017/18 we had 4.5 million leisure centre attendances, hosted more than 500 events and sold over half a million cultural, sporting and entertainment event tickets. We also welcomed 59,000 conference and exhibition delegates.

This generated an estimated £53 million in local economic benefit.

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