Red Carnation Hotels launches apprenticeship scheme

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Red Carnation Hotels launches apprenticeship scheme

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Red Carnation Hotels has launched a new apprenticeship programme across its London sites ahead of the introduction of the Government’s Apprenticeship Levy in April 2017.

The luxury group - which runs 17 four and five-star properties in the UK, Geneva, Florida and South Africa - has teamed up with Umbrella Training for the scheme.

Seventeen staff members have begun studying to gain new qualifications and develop their career path.

As part of the partnership Umbrella Training will be carrying out a mapping exercise to ensure training materials continue to fit the new Apprenticeship Standards ahead of the levy changes next year.

From 6 April 2017 employers with a pay bill of over £3m each year​ will be subject to a 0.5 per cent tax to fund apprenticeship training.

Sam Coulstock, business relations director at Umbrella Training, said “It’s great to work with such a forward-thinking business like Red Carnation Hotels who have gained a great understanding of the reforms, embraced the changes, upskilling their workforce and are building a talent pipeline for the future.”

Red Carnation Hotels has ranked consistently high in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For​ list after being rated favourably by its employees.

To find out more about how the Apprenticeship Levy will impact hospitality employers click here.

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