More than 200 representatives from hospitality businesses across the UK are gearing up for the fourth annual Hospitality Apprenticeship Showcase.

Taking place during National Apprenticeship Week, it takes place in the House of Commons tomorrow.

Michelle Donelan MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Children and Families), and Helen Whately MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism), will be speaking at the event.

Certificates will be handed out to commend the apprentices on their hard work and dedication.

The event will see apprentices rub shoulders with their local MPs, as well as some big names from within the industry.

The industry supports 3.2m jobs, represents 10 per cent of the economy's employment, 6 per cent of businesses and 5 per cent of GDP.

Chairman of the Perceptions Group and CEO of Beds & Bars business, Keith Knowles, said: "I am delighted that both Minister Donelan and Minister Whately are attending this event.

"Hospitality is utterly unique in the UK job market, we have a huge range of diverse opportunities available, from the kitchen, to HR, marketing and finance.

"On top of this, companies within the sector are dedicated to the training and development of their people, uplifting employees and encouraging career progression.

"This is an industry where it is not unusual to start at grass roots on minimum wage and progress to senior management positions – and we can see many examples of successful industry leaders who have done just that. For young people, career progression in this sector can be rapid, with many progressing to a management role within three years."