10 Years of Galvin’s Chance

Where are they now?

2018 marks the 10th year of Galvin’s Chance, our into work programme for young people. Initiated by Chris Galvin and Fred Sirieix in 2009, over 170 young people have completed the programme, receiving skills training, industry visits and mentoring, and work experience to help them secure employment and start careers at top hotels, restaurants and hospitality companies.

Here we share the journeys of some of the young people who have taken part on Galvin’s Chance over the past 10 years. Click on the photos to read each young person’s story.

Enjoying his front of house work placement, Toushane is now a Concierge at Park Plaza Hotel Riverbank.
Following a successful hospitality career working at Galvin at Windows, Kamal is now a personal trainer and is an ambassador for Galvin’s Chance.

Amy is now a Chef de Partie at a top 5 star hotel in Central London and enjoys sharing her knowledge with other chefs in her team.
Since completing the Galvin’s Chance programme, Gabriel has been working in the business centre at Park Plaza Riverbank.

You can meet more of the young people whose lives we have helped to change here.