Local Employers Urged To Sign Up To Business Boosting New Apprenticeship
Kensington and Chelsea College teamed up with the British Institute of Inn keeping (BII) to offer local employers access to a business boosting new Apprenticeship in Licensed Hospitality.
Local employers, licensed to sell alcohol, including pubs, restaurants, bars and nightclubs are being urged to take advantage of the free or heavily subsidised apprenticeship programme for their staff.
For local employers the rewards for hiring an apprentice can have a very positive impact on business. A recent survey of businesses found that:
- 81% said that employing apprentices generated higher overall productivity for their company.
- 92% said that their Apprenticeship programme better motivated staff and increased job satisfaction.
- 74% said that apprentices tended to be more loyal, remaining at their company longer than non apprentices.
The year long Apprenticeship in Licensed Hospitality is mainly delivered in the work place by Kensington and Chelsea College (KCC). It was designed specifically to meet the needs of the licensed hospitality industry and bridge the skills gaps identified within it.
Upon completion individuals will receive an industry recognised qualification which encompasses compliance and business development.
College Principal Mike Jutsum added:
‘As a College we are committed to giving our students the widest possible choice of career and training opportunities, which is why I’m especially delighted to add the new BII qualification to our growing list of Apprenticeships.’
BII’s Licensed Hospitality Apprenticeship is making its debut on the college curriculum during a special BII event being hosted at the College’s Chelsea Centre on Monday 13th February.
The event celebrates the partnership between BII and the College and gives guests an opportunity to network with industry experts and hear from several high profile speakers including Baroness Willcox, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for BIS.
For further information about the event or Apprenticeships including BII’s Licensed Hospitality Apprenticeship please visit www.kcc.ac.uk/employers or tel: 0207 573 5322.
Date published: 30 January 2012