About the project

Pan Out2 follows on from the very successful Pan Out project, which identified the need “to change the way young people, teachers and parents view job and career opportunities within the hospitality and catering sector”.

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The project challenged the negative misconceptions some parents and teachers have about the hospitality and tourism sector –  believing it to be a ‘dead-end’ or low paid profession. By connecting schools directly with employers from the industry, PanOut reversed these negative preconceptions allowing pupils and teachers to experience first-hand, the array of exciting careers and progression routes the industry offers. The Pan Out2 project continues with this mission and methodology, focusing on raising the profile of the hospitality, tourism and leisure industries as exciting pathways for positive career progression.


The original Pan Out project conducted 18 pilots with leading Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism industry employers delivered within schools from the London Borough of Wandsworth and receiving excellent feedback from employers, teachers and pupils. From the Wandsworth Young Chef competition, and Street Food Challenge  to hands-on visits to RAF Brize Norton and Catering for Diwali events in the Community, these activities demonstrated the exciting and diverse nature of careers in the Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism industry.

Want to know more about the results from the original Pan Out project? Find out more about the History of Pan Out.

Building on the success of the original project, Pan Out2 will continue to work with an expanding, committed and enthusiastic network of employers – transferring cases of good practise and developing new initiatives. With a new target to deliver 26 Employer Led Pilots within a new cluster of schools; this project will engage 3000 pupils and 200 teachers from 13 different schools across the Capital. During its lifetime the project will also deliver 500 exciting practical and blended work experience opportunities to young people, whilst providing Employer Endorsed Careers Strategies to all of the schools involved.

Find out more about what’s been happening so far on our Pilots page or get in touch using our contact form to find out more about the project or get involved.