Apprentice scheme launched

Apprentice scheme launched

We’ve launched an apprenticeship scheme in response to demand from licensees. The scheme will help licensees home grow and retain their bar, kitchen and managerial talent, and enable them to recruit apprentices via a free specialist service.

Remit was selected to run this for its expertise in providing apprenticeships both to SMEs and to the hospitality sector. As a result of this experience, Remit is well placed to understand the training and recruitment needs and challenges of leased pub businesses.

Licensees will be offered a range of 12-month level two and level three apprenticeships in hospitality, management and food production and cooking. These ensure a broad appeal and are a useful qualification for all members of staff to have. The materials and approach will be tailored to each pub or pub group to ensure the individual ethos and values of licensees are reflected in their apprenticeships. Different learning methods, including online and workbooks, will be available to suit apprentices’ differing learning styles and preferences.

Remit is committed to being the learner focused training provider of choice and Remit’s Apprentice Development Coaches are dedicated to developing the skills of learners, providing real career opportunities and advancement for young people and adults.

Chris Jowsey, trading director said: “Access to a good national provider for apprenticeships, with the facility to recruit staff, will be particularly useful for licensees whose pubs are receiving refurbishment as part of Stars’ ongoing investment in its estate as licensees typically need 25 to 30% more staff after a refurbishment. We expect that it will also be of particular interest to the growing number of multiple operators.

“Offering serious professional, portable qualifications is a vital part of improving the industry’s image and we’re delighted to be able to help our licensees access them and the government funding available. If pubs are to continue to increase food sales, the industry needs to start developing tomorrow’s talent. We all have a part to play in building the sectors’ credibility as a serious career option.”