The Journey of a Hospitality Apprentice

Umbrella Training is an elite hospitality apprenticeship provider. With over 100 years of hospitality experience, here we look at some of their hospitality apprentice journeys and the opportunities it has opened for them. Esther Smith Esther’s mum was a chef! Therefore, growing up, Esther got to witness the enjoyment of working in a kitchen has.Continue reading The Journey of a Hospitality Apprentice

Lifetime Training wins at AAC Awards

Lifetime Training has won Catering and Hospitality Apprenticeship Provider of the Year at the Annual Apprenticeship Conference held in Birmingham. More than 500 people celebrated the winners at a glittering gala dinner, now in its second year. Organised by FE Week and the Association of Employment and Learning Providers, there were two types of awards:Continue reading Lifetime Training wins at AAC Awards

Casual Dining Group completes pilot of refugee work experience programme

Casual Dining Group (CDG) has completed a pilot programme that helps Syrian refugees gain skills and experience to work in the hospitality industry. The programme, run in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions, World Jewish Relief and SPS Training Solutions, saw nine refugees undergo three weeks’ training that included work at Bella ItaliaContinue reading Casual Dining Group completes pilot of refugee work experience programme

Hospitality businesses hailed ‘heroes of the high streets’

A government report into the future of the high street suggested focusing on green space, leisure, arts and culture, health and social care services businesses instead of retail Hospitality trade bodies have applauded the housing, communities and local government’s report which was published today (21 February) and said high streets and town centres needed toContinue reading Hospitality businesses hailed ‘heroes of the high streets’

Forty years in the pub industry with ‘whizz kid’ turned publicans’ champion, Phil Dixon

Phil Dixon recently celebrated a career in the pub industry spanning four decades. Now taking retirement, he reflects on his experiences, and how things have changed for the licensed trade over that time How and when did you come to work in the sector?​ In 1979, the then National Union of Licensed Victuallers (NULV) hadContinue reading Forty years in the pub industry with ‘whizz kid’ turned publicans’ champion, Phil Dixon