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Recruit an Apprentice

You could receive up to £3,000 to hire an apprentice!

On 4 October the Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced the extension of the £3000 incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice until the end of January 2022.

The key eligibility and application details are outlined below.

For apprentices with an employment start date from 1st April 2021 to 30th September 2021:

You still have time to apply, applications close on 30th November 2021.
Apprentices must have an employment start date from 1st April 2021 to 30th September 2021. They must also have an apprenticeship start date from 1st April 2021 to 30th November 2021.

For apprentices with an employment start date from 1st October 2021 to 31st January 2022:

Recruit now, apply later! Applications will open in January 2022.
Apprentices must have an employment start date from 1st October 2021 to 31st January 2022.

Our friendly team at HIT Training are here to help you to navigate this process and manage the recruitment of your new apprentice on your behalf.

We have candidates across the country looking to start a career in hospitality, so let us help you completely free of charge

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It was great speaking to our account manager, Catherine, this afternoon and great to hear that HIT are being so supportive with our apprentices, I found the call very positive in a time of crisis, so thank you.

The Learner’s leaflet is great and being sent out to Apprentices and Line Managers following our communication last week providing a great follow up.

Jonathan Foot - Head of Apprenticeships, Compass Group

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

HIT Training has provided such an incredible support to us during lockdown, with regular webinar invitations, videocalls and engagement solutions. Our business focus shifted to learning and development and we managed to enrol 3 times more apprentices on training programmes than before!

Anastasia Talatzidou -L&D Manager, Gaucho


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