The Grand Folkestone partners with HIT Training

UK: The Grand in Folkestone has announced a partnership with HIT Training and Sodexo UK Apprenticeship Team to develop 20 opportunities within the business.

HIT Training, an apprenticeship provider for the UK hospitality and catering industry, will deliver to The Grand options for career progression in food service, hospitality management, administration and leadership.

As a mark of a successful partnership, HIT Training will be showcasing a group of The Grands’ apprentices in Parliament during National Apprenticeship Week.

Robert Richardson, general manager at The Grand, said: “One of the most important tasks of any employer is the development of their team. Having led The Grand o becoming an industry recognised award-winning employer was no small task and I want to work with companies that value our business as much as we do. With that in mind both HIT and Sodexo are a natural fit; they are both committed and dedicated to the development of my team, and their enthusiasm for our business is second to none.”

Managing director at HIT Training, Jill Whittaker, said: “Helping develop and support employers and learners within the hospitality sector is what we do, and I am absolutely delighted that Robert and the award-winning Grand in Folkestone is bringing their apprentices to HIT, the number one hospitality training company in the UK. The team at HIT can’t wait to support these fantastic people.”

Sue Davison, programme manager at Sodexo UK Apprenticeship Team, added: “Having met with Robert, The Grand’s ambitions fitted extremely well with our award-winning apprenticeship strategy. The Apprenticeship Levy gifting allows us to support likeminded employers and providers not only through funding but through forging best practice partnerships and learner experience.”

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