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HIT Training launches suite of training courses and workshops to upskill hospitality teams

Posted on 22 October, 2018

HIT Training has launched a wide range of closed short courses, workshops and bespoke training programmes for hospitality businesses to strengthen the skills of their staff and further enhance their service offer.

Ideal for national or multi-site hospitality operators looking to maximise their apprenticeship programmes, the closed format enables employers to exclusively offer training to a select group of their own employees and tailor the programmes in line with their unique business needs. 

The short courses are between one and four days in duration and, to ensure the training remains relevant as the industry develops, attendees leave with a Learning Transfer Pack containing templates and useful information to help them incorporate their new skills into their workplace. In addition, the courses, which can also be used to complement apprenticeship programmes, give learners the skills to share their expertise and mentor other apprentices and employees in their place of work. 

Developed by HIT Training’s expert trainers – winners of the Foodservice Cateys 2018 Supplier Excellence award – the sessions cover an extensive range of skills designed to support hospitality professionals in their career development, from new employees to senior members of the team. Employers can also benefit from HIT Training’s Bespoke Training offer, whereby a personalised programme is developed to produce results that match individual business objectives.

Jill Whittaker, Managing Director at HIT Training, said: “We believe that training is invaluable to the future of the hospitality industry. After all, top performing staff mean employers are well placed to grow their business.

“The short courses offer a more flexible approach to training, giving hospitality companies the opportunity to pin-point specific business goals or areas for development and offer formalised training to help reach these targets, as and when required. The closed format is a great way to support skills in specific areas across a business or at job level, whether that’s strengthening senior management teams or helping those employees with no formal training progress into supervisor roles.”

If you or your team would benefit from a tailored offering of one of HIT Training’s short courses, hands-on workshops, or a bespoke training course developed to meet your business’ specific needs, please get in touch  by calling 0800 093 5892.

Click here to view all short and vocational courses and academy workshops.



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

We chose HIT as our training provider not only because of their specialist knowledge of the hospitality industry, but also because of their genuine passion for our brand and their understanding of our company culture. We believe that they can deliver our training to a very high standard whilst passing on our company ethos and values. Their attention to detail is second to none.

Charlotte Thoms, Talent Manager, Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group

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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