Hospitality Apprenticeship Week

By 9th August 2019News
Teacher Helping Students Training To Work In Catering

Training is at the heart of everything Atalian Servest do, we pride ourselves on our commitment to providing training opportunities across the whole business.

To Celebrate Hospitality Apprenticeship Week, we are excited to put the spotlight on some of our colleagues working within our catering brands, Angel Hill and Academy. There are currently an impressive 46 individuals in our catering division alone who are studying for their apprenticeships, which range from Commis Chef Level 2, to Chartered Manager Degree Level 6.

Louise Goodall, company nutritionist, is currently studying for her Chartered Manager Degree Level 6 apprenticeship through Staffordshire University. After five years with Atalian Servest, Louise was keen to gain a more in-depth understanding of professional management to support with her personal development. She was keen to find a course that was manageable while working full time, so when she found out that Atalian Servest offers degree-level apprenticeships it was an easy decision. The course is structured around a mixture of both online webinars and face to face learning, so the flexibility was perfect for Louise.

Louise commented: “In my six months on the course I’ve learnt so much! I already feel like it has had a positive impact on day to day role. It’s completely flexible and works around me so I never feel overwhelmed and it is very manageable. I feel fortunate to be part of a company that allows me to continue developing my skills and gain new ones. A degree apprenticeship is a fantastic opportunity and I’m delighted I took the challenge on!”

Jordan Winterbottom, former apprentice catering assistant, recently completed his Hospitality Team Member Level 2 Standard. By breaking up the course into different specialist areas, it meant that studying never became boring and the different assessment types meant Jordan was continually pushed to produce the highest level of work.

Many of the areas of study were focused around practical skills, which contain valuable transferable skills such as recognising customer needs with a focus on concierge, reception and general guest services. Other areas of study were more specialised, such as serving alcoholic beverages, barista skills and food preparation.

Throughout his apprenticeship Jordan developed fantastic hospitality skills and knowledge and has gone from strength to strength, continually progressing in his role.

Jordan said: “I would recommend doing an apprenticeship through Atalian Servest, their passion and commitment in pushing people to achieve their best is what initially attracted me to the company. The apprenticeship has allowed me to gain job experience, knowledge and expertise, all while working alongside exceptional people”

Building upon the comments from both Louise and Jordan, Dawn Whitworth, People Development Manager said: “Apprenticeships are such an excellent opportunity, Louise and Jordan are both excellent cases of how successful our apprenticeship programmes are and we are excited to see how they develop further in the future”.

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If you are you already an Atalian Servest employee, find out more information here and talk to your manager about all the apprenticeships programmes we offer