Admiral Taverns, the tenanted pub company, has revealed a partnership with LearnDirect, the UK’s largest provider of skills, training and employment services, enabling licensees to offer best-in-class apprenticeships.
The nationwide programme will enable Admiral licensees to provide the BIIAB Level 2 and Level 3 Apprenticeships in Licensed Hospitality, offering staff recognised professional qualifications that are designed specifically for pubs.
Trainers from LearnDirect will visit apprentices at Admiral pubs every four weeks to provide support, review progress and set targets, in accordance with the apprenticeship curriculum. Tasks will range from practical and written assessments to online interactive sessions.
Suzanne Smith, head of recruitment and people development at Admiral Taverns said:
“We are excited to be building on the work we have already undertaken in apprenticeships on behalf of our licensees, now with LearnDirect. They have impressed us with their approach and we believe this partnership will deliver fresh momentum, with increasing numbers of licensees deciding to implement apprenticeship programmes.
“We have an absolute focus and dedication to developing people and pubs. We take a bespoke approach to each – identifying the right support and training for each licensee and we are taking the same approach with our apprenticeship programme through this new partnership,” Suzanne concluded.