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Don’t Waste: The Future of Hospitality

New report available to help businesses navigate industry-wide skills challenges and protect the future of our sector

The growing labour shortage is threatening the future of this vibrant industry. At any one time there are 100,000 hospitality vacancies, which can be partly attributed to outdated perceptions of the industry and it being seen as a “stop gap”.

This lack of understanding about what careers in hospitality can offer in terms of progression, satisfaction and reward, has resulted in a number of barriers preventing new talent from entering the industry.

To help hospitality businesses maximise recruitment and retention opportunities available and attract the next generation of hospitality stars, HIT Training has developed the report Don’t Waste: The Future of Hospitality.

The report offers in-depth research and insight into the current challenges faced by the sector, along with practical tips and advice from hospitality leaders on how businesses can attract different talent pools to future-proof the sector.

 
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How to minimise kitchen food waste

It’s time to take unnecessary food waste off the menu. The cost of food being wasted in the UK hospitality and food service sector is estimated to be around £3.2 billion per year. ...

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Apprenticeship Update

As part of HIT Training’s commitment to all our employer partners, we’ve developed our training programmes to continue to support learners, whilst remaining compliant with statutory requirements. ...

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One less thing to worry about

The situation around COVID-19 is ever-changing, but one thing we want everyone we work with to be certain of is that at HIT Training we have your interests at heart. ...

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HIT Training Features for Fourth Time in The Sunday Times’ ‘Top 100 Best Companies to Work For’

HIT Training rises up the list coming in at number 17, after featuring in Top 100 in 2014, 2015 and 2018. ...

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DELIVEROO LAUNCHES NEW CHEF APPRENTICESHIP FUND TO TACKLE SKILLS SHORTAGE

Deliveroo today warned a shortage of trained chefs could arrest growth in the UK restaurant sector and harm British high streets as it unveils a major new training package for chefs and all 35,000 of the company’s restaurant partners and staff across the UK. ...

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Research reveals a positive change in perceptions of hospitality careers

New research from HIT Training reveals that three quarters (76%) of parents and over half (55%) of teacher believe jobs in hospitality offer a long-term career route that will help their children develop lifelong skills. ...

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It's 'Time to Talk'

‘It's time to talk’ seems so easy, you just make time to talk, right? But it’s not so straight-forward... ...

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The Grand unveils HIT Training as new apprenticeship provider

THE GRAND, FOLKESTONE – winner of the “Best Employer” award in the Springboard Awards for Excellence – is delighted to announce a partnership with HIT TRAINING and the SODEXO UK APPRENTICESHIP TEAM that will see up to 20 apprentices develop within the business. ...

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Springboard reveals cast for Snow White hospitality industry pantomime

After an intense X Factor-style audition process, the full cast for the Springboard Charity’s 2020 hospitality pantomime Snow White has now been announced. ...

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HIT Training unveils trailblazing Management Academy

We’re delighted to announce the new HIT Management Academy, which officially launched at our Hospitality Showcase event on 28th November at the stunning Glasshouse on the Lock overlooking London’s Regent Canal. ...

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Testimonials

McMullen’s chose HIT as its sole external provider for Apprenticeships and vocational qualifications in early 2015 and since then we have found them a pleasure to work with.  Their expertise in this sector is superior and they have proven to be a professional and supportive partner who have a passion for learning and development, which matches our own organisation.

Amanda Walden – Training & Recruitment Manager, McMullen's

Encouraging our staff to improve their skills set and supporting them through apprenticeships and training programmes underlines our commitment to help them further develop their own careers. Offering the Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship also gives the Brend Group a point of difference which I’m convinced will help attract new members of staff in the future.

Andrew Mosedale - Group HR Manager, Brend Hotels

Our partnership with HIT has certainly made recruitment much easier in a very difficult labour market and gives us a point of difference in an increasingly competitive environment.  Kew Green has also benefited enormously from well trained, skilled and competent staff who contribute significantly to the ever improving and high levels of customer experience that our guests expect and deserve.

Andrew Tregenza - HR Business Partner, Kew Green Hotels

Apprenticeships allow us to give people a great opportunity to develop a career with us and learn a skill or trade that will accompany them throughout their career and life. We see progression to the Level 4 qualification as key to our strategy of providing development at all stages of an employee’s career with Harrison.

Alex Taylor - Training Manager, Harrison Catering Services

There is a shortage of skilled chefs within in our industry at present and any organisation that truly believes in the value of training and development of bright future stars will enable themselves to be in a strong position for the years ahead. Investing in smart training and development is at the heart of what we do within WSH, so it has been refreshing to work alongside HIT within our Baxterstorey Chef Academy. 

Rik Razza - Head of Chef Development, BaxterStorey

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