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BII announces first National Licenced Hospitality Apprenticeships Summit

By Luke Nicholls , 02-Mar-2012
Last updated on 05-Mar-2012 at 12:21 GMT

The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) is to launch the first National Licenced Hospitality Apprenticeships Summit to demonstrate how apprenticeships can provide a motivated workforce in the hospitality industry.

Supported by the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) and the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA), the Summit will take place on June 26 at the Sketchley Grange Hotel in the Midlands

“Apprenticeship schemes provide a brilliant opportunity for both employers and employees, providing licensed hospitality businesses with motivated young people who will receive on-the-job, work-based training,” said Cathie Smith, director of the BIIAB.

“Apprenticeships are perfect for creating the foundations that will build long-term, structured, professional careers in our industry.”

Employers and apprentices

With a top line-up of key speakers, industry commentators and government representatives, the forum, the Summit will also be used by the BII to explain how employers and apprentices can obtain government funding, either in full or part.

It will also providing more information on the recently announced ‘Golden Hello’ - a £1,500 payment to employers committing to apprenticeship schemes, beginning with the Level 2 framework.

The announcement of the Summit follows the recent news that the BII has teamed up with Kensington and Chelsea College to offer employers access to the new Apprenticeship in Licenced hospitality.

To find out more about the 2012 National Licensed Hospitality Industry Apprenticeships Summit, or to book your place, go to www.bii.org/events .

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