Increase in apprenticeship applications could benefit hospitality industry

By Lauren Houghton contact

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Accor’s research showed that 30 per cent of parent would now prefer that their children get a job straight from leaving school
Accor’s research showed that 30 per cent of parent would now prefer that their children get a job straight from leaving school

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A survey carried out on the behalf of hotel operator Accor has shown apprenticeships are growing more popular, with the Apprenticeship Index showing a 43 per cent increase in apprenticeship applications. This could be good for the hospitality industry, which offers a range of apprenticeship opportunities.

Accor’s research showed that 30 per cent of parent would now prefer that their children get a job straight from leaving school, while 7 in 10 parents worry their child will struggle to find work after graduating from university.

The results from the research suggest that a number of people no longer consider university as the only option for further studies. Accor is one of many hospitality companies that see apprenticeships as a key way of training staff. It has invested £2.5 million in training and development in the UK, giving apprenticeships to 200 young people.

Accor UK & Ireland’s managing director Thomas Dubaere said: “There are many routes into a career and whilst university is one of these routes, there are also many alternatives. Apprenticeship schemes equip people with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to flourish in their chosen career.

“The transition from the classroom to the working world isn’t always easy for students, but our apprenticeships provide a fantastic opportunity to receive first class training on the job, with real career prospects at the end of the scheme.”

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