Vocational Education

Gerard Lenehan, a bar tender at Brown's Covent Garden gives tips to apprentice Shamir Reid-Thomas who has been recruited at Brown's Islington

Browns launches £150k apprenticeship scheme

By Emma Eversham

Mitchells & Butlers restaurant brand Browns has invested £150k in launching an apprenticeship scheme in a bid to help address the staff shortage across the sector and better develop its staff for the future. 

Ann Robertson and Matthew Ingram, the first two apprentices to complete the BII's Licensed Hospitality Apprenticeship Level 2 training scheme

Training for consistency: pubs

By Emma Eversham

As is the case with restaurants and hotels, the pub sector is made up of a range of varying sizes of business, from the individually-owned freehold pub employing a handful of staff members, to the multi-site operator with thousands of recruits. 

Blue Training UK led by Philip Healey (far right) has completed the purchase of The Bower Hotel and will open a hospitality training academy on site

Hospitality training provider buys Manchester hotel

By Peter Ruddick

Blue Training UK has acquired the Bower Hotel in Chadderton, Greater Manchester, and will take over the day to day running of the hotel as well as launching a new catering and hospitality academy for young people in the area on the same site.

The new hospitality apprenticeship from the De Vere academy has been drawn in consultation with the National Apprenticeship Scheme (NAS)

New hospitality apprenticeship scheme from De Vere Academy

By Peter Ruddick

Young people looking to build a career in restaurants, hotels and pubs and bars will be able to get access to a new apprenticeship scheme from 1 February 2012, The De Vere Academy of Hospitality have announced.

Revolution's head of food operations Ioan Eyton-Jones (far right) wants to see food sales rise 25 per cent in six months

Revolution vodka bar chain aims to increase diner numbers

By Emma Eversham

Vodka bar chain Revolution has unveiled plans to attract more diners to its 66 venues across the UK by introducing a raft of food-focused measures including an extended menu and training for all kitchen and front-of-house staff.

Pub staff can now enter the industry through an apprenticeship with the BII and People 1st

BII launches first apprenticeships for pubs

By Emma Eversham

Professional licensing body The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) has launched the first apprenticeship programme for the pub sector to help fill a skills gap identified by the industry.

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