HIT partners with Hospitality Jobs UK to form new recruitment partnership
HIT partners with Hospitality Jobs UK
HIT Training Ltd announces new Managing Director Mike Worley
HIT Training Ltd announces new Managing Director
Winners of Fired Up and Un-Tapped Apprentice Competitions 2023 announced
Hospitality leaders celebrate the grand finale of HIT Training’s Fired Up and Un-Tapped apprentice competitions.
Sam Dixon takes the top spot in Young National Chef of the Year
Young National Chef of the Year
Alex Angelogiannis wows judges to take top spot in National Chef of the Year competition
National Chef of the Year
HIT produces 1500 free meals on National Hospitality Day
HIT’s Chef Academy celebrated ‘National Hospitality Day 2023’ in style by hosting a pop-up kitchen with a Middle Eastern street food theme.
What employers need to know about new funding rules
The ESFA has just rolled out the latest batch of rules for apprenticeship funding. We delve into what this means for you and how these changes are being put into action for 2023-24.
Rising stars of the UK culinary scene revealed for Young National Chef of the Year final
Young National Chef of the Year final
Helping Neurodiverse Professionals Succeed in Hospitality
Supporting neurodiverse employees in hospitality should be an essential part of a company’s wellbeing strategy.
Chopping Boards to Boardrooms: The Benefits of Apprenticeships at Any Career Stage
HIT Training - News
Join us for a summer of learning at HIT Training!
We are excited to announce that this summer, we are offering a special promotion to businesses that enrol their employees on our HIT apprenticeship programmes.
Untapped – HIT Training’s Brewer Apprentice Competition
HIT’s exciting new brewing competition for 2023.
Mental Health Awareness Week – Dealing with Anxiety
Join mental health specialists Pauline Batey and Sarah Skinner as they explore the difference between anxiety and an anxiety disorder.
John Hyde Scoops Special Recognition Award
Our Executive Chairman John Hyde has received special recognition at the AAC Awards.
Medals All Round for our Fired Up Four!
Congratulations to our FOUR chef apprentices who scooped FOUR medals in the prestigious Salon Culinaire competition at the Hotel Restaurant and Catering Show.
HIT Training Ltd strengthens its board with four new Directors
The appointments feed into the company’s wider vision of pursuing business growth opportunities across its target sectors.
HIT Heroes Award Winners 2022
The judges were bowled over by the standard of this year’s entries.
HIT Celebrates Hospitality Day
To celebrate ‘National Hospitality Day’, HIT’s Chef Academy partnered with Sodexo UK & Ireland to host a pop-up kitchen that served more than 1600 free meals in just one day!
Two HIT Apprentices Make MasterChef Finals
We’re proud to announce that two of our apprentices made the MasterChef professionals finals this year.
There’s No Age Limit to Invaluable Training
In the hospitality industry, people are just as likely to see a senior manager in their mid-20s as you are one in their mid-50s, and there are opportunities for people of all working ages to embrace.
HIT Training Ltd Receives ‘Good’ Ofsted Rating for 14th Consecutive Year
HIT Training Ltd. is proud to announce it has received a ‘Good’ rating in a report from Ofsted for the 14th consecutive year.
How to Overcome Misconceptions and Unleash Employee Potential
Let’s change the perception of talent, by instead defining employees by their ambitions, their passions, and their ‘soft’ skills.
HIT Retains One Third of Staff for Over 10 Years
We’re proud to announce one third of our staff have been with HIT Training Ltd and its specialist divisions (HIT Training, C2C and EDN) for over 10 years.
The Young National Chef of the Year Finalists Have Been Revealed
The Craft Guild of Chefs has lifted the lid on the ten chefs who will be competing for the title of Young National Chef of the Year (YNCOTY).
Jill Whittaker, Managing Director of HIT Training Ltd, Awarded OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours
Jill Whittaker, Managing Director of HIT Training, Connect2Care, and the Executive Development Network has been awarded an OBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
How to Solve Your Staffing Problems with Apprenticeships
Following the ‘Great Resignation’ of 2021, new research from HIT Training has revealed that almost two-thirds of hospitality businesses say they’ve struggled to retain staff over the past two years.
Educate Your Team on the Mental Health Benefits of Food
The relationship between our diet and our mental health is complex. However, research shows there is a link between what we eat and how we feel.
Access Global Opportunities for Your Apprentices
Access global opportunities for your apprentices
Making 2022 The ‘Year of Retention’
With 2021 dubbed the year of ‘The Great Resignation’, it’s time to turn the tide and make 2022 the ‘Year of Retention’.
HIT Heroes Winners Unveiled in Celebration Event
Final winners were announced in a superhero style presentation to champion the fantastic work of both apprentices and apprenticeship employers across the country.
HIT Training Ltd Receives Matrix Standard
After a thorough audit and review, we’re thrilled to announce that HIT Training Ltd has been accredited matrix Standard for information, advice and guidance services.
HIT Heroes Award Winners Announced for 2021
HIT Training is gearing up to celebrate the second annual HIT Heroes Awards.
All Change – It’s Time to Reserve Your Apprenticeship Funding!
Reserve your apprenticeship funding
How to Inspire Young People to Choose a Career in Hospitality
Regardless of the opportunities and perks of working in hospitality, misconceptions still linger about choosing to work in the sector.
HIT Training Launches Free Workshops to Help Close the Chef Skills Gap in the Capital
London-based workshops launched on National Hospitality Day, with a street-food themed event, with dishes being donated to locals in need.
Hospitality Apprenticeships Week 2021 to Showcase Industry as #Morethanajob
Employers have been called on to showcase their talented workforce during Hospitality Apprenticeships Week 2021.
The Importance of a Mentor for Apprentices
In the workplace, mentoring is about using your own experience and skill set to help a more junior colleague to maximise their own potential.
Flexi-apprenticeships are the Answer to the Dwindling Hospitality Workforce
Addressing hospitality’s staffing crisis.
The Power of Adding Plant-Based to your Menu
In association with Quorn, HIT Training has launched the UK’s first plant-based training programme for chefs.
Introducing the New Normal for HIT’s Apprenticeship Delivery
Our delivery model will ensure your apprentices continue to receive top quality training at a time and place that’s convenient to you both.
The Benefits of Learning at Work for your Business and Workforce
It’s worth noting that offering your staff opportunities for personal and career development is no longer seen as an optional job perk. It’s expected by today’s workforce.
Integrating Plant Based Food into your Menu
Regardless of misconceptions, embracing the popularity of plant based food presents a variety of benefits for businesses offering catering of any kind.
Three Signs your Employees are Reaching Burnout – and How to Support Them
Whilst not considered a medical condition (yet!), burnout is included in the 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) as an ‘occupational phenomenon’.
How to Manage Stress: Stress Awareness Month 2021
April marks Stress Awareness Month in the UK: a month-long campaign from the Stress Management Society raising awareness of the impact stress can have on the mind and body.
HIT Training and BII Collaborate on a Series of Ready to Reopen Webinars
HIT Training and the BII are launching a free series of Ready to Reopen webinars to help UK operators prepare for the big reopening.
It’s Time to Take Unnecessary Food Waste off the Menu
30% of man-made global greenhouse gases are created from the production and consumption of food, and there’s never been a better time to take a stand and stop it going to waste.
Hospitality Apprenticeship Showcase 2021 goes Online
The Hospitality Apprenticeship Showcase (HAS) is back for its fifth year to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week.
Introducing the Executive Development Network (EDN)
A brand-new training division has launched to support business leaders and managers.
Why we Need Apprenticeships to Build the Future
Build your business with apprenticeships
Three Ways to Keep your Staff Motivated and Inspired During Lockdown 3.0
With hospitality venues once again being forced to close their doors as we enter a third national lockdown, owners and workers wait with baited breath to see what’s next.
Harness the Power of Plant Based: One Bite at a Time
HIT Training is launching the UK’s first plant-based training programme for chefs in collaboration with meat free pioneer, Quorn.
HIT Heroes Apprentice and Employer of The Year 2020 Announced
The best of HIT Training’s apprentices and apprenticeship employers were celebrated in a unique online celebration event.
Managing Stress Levels in the Midst of a Global Pandemic
Who can honestly hold their hand up and say that they are not feeling some type of stress in their life at the moment?
What we Can Learn from the Industry About Infection Control
Infection control in the hospitality industry
Time to Open up About Mental Health During COVID-19
During these tricky and confusing times, it’s never been more important to look after your own mental health, as well as keeping a vigilant eye on your friends and family.
Vacherin’s Nick Smith Crowned Winner of the Craft Guild of Chefs’ National Chef of the Year
In what has been described as the toughest National Chef of the Year event in the competition’s 48-year history, Nick Smith, head chef at Vacherin has been crowned as the winner in a tense virtual awards ceremony this afternoon.
Apprentices Make History After Completing the UK’s First Ever Brewer Apprenticeship
Apprentices complete UK's first ever brewer apprenticeship
A Listening Ear Makes All the Difference: World Suicide Prevention Day
World Suicide Prevention Day
National Apprenticeship Awards 2020 – Open for Entries!
The National Apprenticeship Awards are a fantastic opportunity to showcase the apprentices, employers and champions who have gone above and beyond, in spite of the challenges faced during this pandemic.
Supporting Employers During the Economic Recovery
Incentives have been confirmed for employers of new apprentices in England.
How the ‘Mini-Budget’ Supports Employers, Training and Skills Development
In response to the Chancellor's 'Plan for Jobs', some important changes that might help with your staffing and staff development.
The Future Hospitality Workforce: What Will it Look Like Following COVID-19?
With hospitality businesses preparing to re-open from 4th July, management and operators alike are planning how teams will be affected in a post-pandemic world.
Industry Collaboration Launches Talent Hub to Inspire and Retain Next Generation of Hospitality Professionals
A new Talent Hub has been launched by HIT Training with the aim of upskilling and engaging the younger generation in careers in hospitality.
Stepping Up – It’s Time to Earn your Stripes
There’s a lot of talk about leadership at the moment. All I can say is, if you’re the boss then now is the time for your big girl pants – it’s time to step up.
HIT Training Ltd Signs New Business Drive to Help The Nation Through COVID-19 Crisis
Helping Britain and its most vulnerable citizens to pull through the coronavirus crisis.
How to Minimise Kitchen Food Waste
It’s time to take unnecessary food waste off the menu.
HIT Training Features for Fourth Time in The Sunday Times’ Top 100 Best Companies to Work for’
HIT Training, the UK’s largest provider of training and apprenticeships in the hospitality sector, has been named in the aspirational Sunday Times ‘Top 100 Best Companies to Work For’.
Deliveroo Launches New Chef Apprenticeship Fund to Tackle Skills Shortage
Deliveroo launches new chef apprenticeship scheme
Research Reveals a Positive Change in Perceptions of Hospitality Careers
A study released during National Apprenticeship Week represents a positive change in perceptions of the hospitality industry that can be leveraged by employers to attract and retain talent.
It’s ‘Time to Talk’
With such busy lives and the pressures of work, family and life we sometimes simply forget to really talk and make time for genuine meaningful conversations.
We’re Unmasking Talent in the Hospitality Industry with the Launch of the HIT Heroes Awards
HIT Heroes Awards
HIT Launches New Fish Friers Apprenticeship
Ensuring team members have the skills required to deliver one of the nation’s favourite dishes to a high standard plays vital role in running a successful fish and chip business.
HIT Training Recognised at the Foodservice Cateys 2018
HIT Training has won the ‘Supplier Excellence’ award at the annual Foodservice Cateys 2018.
Flavour of Success at The Restaurant Show
Steve Groves and William Keeble were crowned UK culinary champions respectively at the popular annual Restaurant Show at London Olympia on 1 October.
Center Parcs Celebrates Apprentice Trailblazers
Apprentice trailblazers at Center Parcs
Apprentice Drew Dawson Crowned Winner of Toque D’or® 2019
Drew Dawson Wins Torque D'Or 2019
Do Hospitality Careers Need a Rebrand?
Showcase what a career in hospitality can offer to all ages
Protecting the Future of the Sector: Hospitality Businesses Pledge to Fund Apprenticeships Outside Their Organisation
De Vere Hotels and Bidfood are among the hospitality businesses signed up to transfer a proportion of their Apprenticeship Levy to fund at least one apprenticeship outside of their company.
HIT Training Receives Matrix Accreditation
HIT Training, incorporating Connect2Care, has been accredited to the Matrix Quality Standard for information advice and guidance services.
Culture of Craft – The Rise of the Craft Apprenticeship
Apprenticeships in hospitality are soaring in craft trades
Don’t Waste: The Future of Hospitality
Bringing the industry together to champion the varied career opportunities in hospitality
Institute of Hospitality and HIT Training Invest in the Industry’s Future
Investing in the future careers of up to 9,000 hospitality apprentices.
Crunch Time: Over Half of Hospitality Businesses Risk Losing their Apprenticeship Levy Fund
Don't lose your apprenticeship levy fund
Leading the Way: Long Awaited Production Chef Apprenticeship is Launched
There is finally an apprenticeship for every type of chef, from fine dining through to contract catering and casual dining.
HIT Training Launches Suite of Training Courses and Workshops to Upskill Hospitality Teams
HIT Training has launched a wide range of closed short courses, workshops and bespoke training programmes for hospitality businesses.
HIT Training Offers Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship to Drive Business Improvement
HIT Training is offering the BA (Hons) Management and Leadership Apprenticeship Degree, enabling hospitality businesses to develop their managers’ skills and expertise.
HIT Training Apprentice Becomes First to Achieve New Hospitality Supervisor Apprenticeship
An apprentice supported by HIT Training has become the first in the country to complete the new Hospitality Supervisor Apprenticeship.
HIT Training First to Launch New Qualification for Health and Social Care Sector
HIT Training has launched a Level 2 Award in Professional Cookery in Health and Social Care.
Hospitality Apprentices Impress at HIT Masterchef Finals
HIT Training Managing Director, Jill Whittaker, urges hospitality businesses to utilise and maximise their levy funds.
The Apprenticeship Levy One Year on
Following a year of the Apprenticeship Levy, Jill Whittaker, Managing Director at HIT Training, reflects on its impact and what opportunities its opened up for pubs.
There is a New Star in the Hospitality Industry
HIT Training and CPL Training have combined forces to launch a new virtual learning environment, providing on-the-go access to high-quality learning facilities for hospitality apprentices.
HIT Training Recognised at the TES FE Awards 2018
HIT Training has won the ‘Training Provider of the Year’ award at the annual Tes FE Awards 2018.
HIT Training Named in Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work for
HIT Training has been named in the prestigious Times Top100 Best Companies to Work For.