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Funding to Fire Up Your Business

The purpose of this e-guide is to bridge the gap between businesses needing cash for training and the government funding available. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the wide variety of funding opportunities that are out there and available for you now in a simple, easy to understand way.

The Complete Guide to Chef Development

Modern culinary apprenticeships have been built for the world of now. They adapt to include the most in-demand skills and techniques, they encourage constant learning and development, and are designed to make you a better chef. This guide will take you through a number of options to enable you to choose the perfect apprenticeship programme towards a successful career.

Future Workforce

The Future Workforce: Upskilling and Adapting to the Outbreak e-guide contains food for thought on changes we may need to make to our workforce operations, how the role of line managers will evolve, and what new and existing skills our team members will need in the ‘new world’.

Keeping your customers safe throughout COVID-19

We’ve looked at what businesses are doing in the UK and other countries who have started reopening their doors post-lockdown. Our new e-guide, ‘Keeping your customers safe throughout COVID-19: Infection control and safe working’ pulls together best practice on safe working and controlling the spread of infection.  

Providing wellbeing support during COVID-19

Dramatic changes to everyday routines and lifestyles like we’re currently experiencing with the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, can have a huge impact on both our physical and mental health. To help you and your team navigate through these difficult times, we have produced this short guide to help you support your employees’ wellbeing.

Apprenticeship Delivery 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. We’re fully equipped to continue delivering high-quality, interactive training to our apprentices on a one-to-one basis online - giving you one less thing to worry about during these difficult times.  

You may be out of sight...but you’re not out of mind!

The situation around COVID-19 is ever-changing, but one thing we want you to be certain of is that at HIT Training we have your interests at heart. Having reviewed all the current information available, we’ve made plans to minimise the disruption to your learning journey

Careers in Hospitality

This guide outlines all the apprenticeships available in the hospitality industry and the career promotion paths you can take to advance your personal development.

7 pointers to help employers

Employers who pay the apprenticeship levy can now transfer apprenticeship service funds to multiple organisations to pay for their apprenticeship training and assessment.

A tailor made apprentice recruitment solution

We recognise that there is no off-the-shelf method when it comes to apprentice recruitment especially in such a competitive market space. That’s why our complete recruitment marketing solutions will give you the edge when it comes to finding, attracting and hiring the best young talent available. Our solutions depend on your recruitment objectives and company culture.

How do we keep the door open for future talent in the hospitality industry?

Earlier this year we announced the launch of a revolutionary, industry-wide campaign called Don’t Waste: The Future of Hospitality. The campaign – which has been well received within the industry with the likes of UKHospitality, The Springboard Charity and the Institute of Hospitality all supporters – is aimed at bringing the sector together to provide high-quality career development opportunities through combined resources.


This pocket handbook explains how the apprenticeship levy affects your business and how you can turn a mandatory payroll tax into a business advantage for your staff and management team.

National Insurance Breaks for Employers of Apprentices Under 25

Employers of apprentices under the age of 25 are no longer be required to pay secondary Class 1 (employer) National Insurance contributions (NIC) on earnings up to the Upper Earnings Limit (currently £50,000), for those employees.

EU settled status explained

Brexit. It has dominated headlines for the past few years and despite the uncertainty surrounding the course of events post March 29th, one thing that’s for certain is the impact it’s already having on the hospitality sector. Most notably, the number of European nationals working in our vibrant sector.

Off-the-job training

Steps to help you determine whether an activity counts as off-the-job training.

Legal Entitlement

The adult education budget supports three legal entitlements to full funding for eligible adult learners. These are set out in the Apprenticeships, Skills and Children’s Learning Act 2009, and enable eligible learners to be fully funded.

The Advanced Learner Loans

If you’re a learner aged 19 or over, you may well be entitled to apply for a loan scheme which has been introduced by the government to help people pay for their further learning. Called the Advanced Learner Loan, it’s simple to apply for, there’s no credit check needed, and it isn’t dependent upon your household income.


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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You can apply for a training programme with HIT at any time whether for current staff or looking for new team members. Or if you just need someone to talk to, we’re always pleased to hear from you.

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