The hospitality industry provides a huge range of jobs and careers for people of all ages and all walks of life - but we are facing a shortage of both skills and labour. The sector is working hard to tackle this with a range of initiatives, of which this innovative suite of apprenticeships plays a critical part. Our ambition is to see the UKHospitality Academy as a way of attracting career-minded talent into the sector, upskilling the existing workforce and driving improved staff retention.
The focus on recruiting and training the domestic population will be critical in the coming years, under a new migration policy, as access to overseas labour becomes increasingly restricted. Apprenticeships are a fantastic way of attracting young people, returners to work, those transferring from other sectors, and many more into the sector. Evidence shows that apprenticeships and training increase staff retention rates and loyalty to businesses.
The UKHospitality Academy will provide ‘Gold Standard’ learning in line with a wide range of apprenticeship standards, funded either through the apprenticeship levy or subsidised by the government. The Academy will also tailor learning for the employer to meet the needs of their business, while ensuring transferability of skills so that the learner is equipped to work across different parts of the sector. Where appropriate, the course will be enriched with additional qualifications that are beneficial for the learner and their employer.
The UKHospitality Academy comprises of eight diplomas, each made up of an apprenticeship delivered by HIT Training and a suite of relevant enrichment short courses delivered by CPL Training Group.
*Please note all application enquiries and submissions will be handled by HIT Training and they will respond to any enquiries