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Brewing up talent with HIT

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December 18, 2017

We’ve launched an apprenticeship academy at our Pubs & Inns.

We’ve teamed up with HIT Training – the expert training provider in the hospitality industry – to launch a bespoke apprenticeship programme across our 25 managed pubs.

The Butcombe Futures Academy has been created to provide a structured development programme for ambitious team members to progress within our business while maximising funding we have available to us from the Apprenticeship Levy funding.

We’re combining a blend of work-based learning and group training days run by HIT and ourselves. We’ve launched the academy to give aspiring chefs and managers the support to develop their careers within our business.

Over the course of the next year, 12 assistant managers will complete the Hospitality Supervisor Apprenticeship Standard, alongside additional qualifications for first aid, stocktaking and Health and Safety. The apprentices will also take part in courses designed to provide the skills needed to run pubs with accommodation. A further cohort of 11 chefs will undertake the Commis Chef Apprenticeship Standard benefiting from a combination of workshops, trade qualifications and visits to suppliers, farms and fisheries.

We’ve worked hand-in-hand with the team at HIT to construct a development programme which is truly unique. As a business, we’re experiencing tremendous growth and now provide many opportunities for professionals of all ages and experience levels to develop a successful career within our business.

The Futures Academy will provide our team members with specialist knowledge that’s relevant to their job roles, the business and its future growth. By creating a bespoke programme, the apprentices will acquire the skills and understanding of what’s required to run a successful business or head up a successful kitchen, providing them with the experience and inspiration to progress into their dream roles.

Working closely with HIT Training has enabled us to bring this vision to reality. As industry leaders, their forward-thinking, flexible nature has enabled us to create a true partnership which supports both our business growth and the development of our employees. For us, it’s very much about giving back to our staff. We expect a lot from them but so does the industry in general – they work hard and long hours but we want them to have fun in the job and feel invested in and valued.

We look forward to updating you about our apprenticeship journey and the success stories it brings throughout 2018.

Cheers!