What's The Latest?

What's The Latest?

Bringing you the latest news from Umbrella Training, the hospitality industry, plus news on education, apprenticeships and skills news.

UMBRELLA TRAINING ANNOUNCES INTERNAL COO APPOINTMENT

UMBRELLA TRAINING ANNOUNCES INTERNAL COO APPOINTMENT

Training and apprenticeship provider to the UK's hospitality sector, Umbrella Training, has promoted Jo Simovic to the post of chief operating officer. Formerly director of excellence, Simovic will assume her new role overseeing operations and quality at Umbrella...

Umbrella Training hosts 2,000 young people in Virtual Reality Hotel

Umbrella Training hosts 2,000 young people in Virtual Reality Hotel

Umbrella Training, a leading nationwide training and apprenticeship provider for the hospitality sector, hosted more than 2,000 young people and their families at a virtual hotel, showcasing career opportunities within the industry. Held at Skills London this week,...

Ashdown Park Hotel champions careers in the kitchen

Ashdown Park Hotel champions careers in the kitchen

While the hospitality industry across the UK continues to struggle with a shortage of chefs, Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club in East Sussex is finding success in growing its own talent. Part of the leading independent hotel group Elite Hotels, Ashdown Park...

Viewpoint: Catching the hospitality bug

Viewpoint: Catching the hospitality bug

A meaningful apprenticeship programme takes time and effort but, as Jo Simovic explains, the return on investment makes it worthwhile Skills London, the UK’s biggest jobs and careers event, is taking place this week. Our virtual reality hotel will open its doors to...

Recruiting in hospitality Podcast: Hospitality Apprenticeships

Recruiting in hospitality Podcast: Hospitality Apprenticeships

A brand new episode of Recruiting in Hospitality from Caterer.com In each programme, we invite top names from the Hospitality industry to discuss issues concerning employers. We’ll be talking recruitment, development and retention and also about matters that affect...

Graduation 2019

Graduation 2019

On Friday (8 November 2019) evening at Haymarket Hotel, 120 Umbrella Training apprentices graduated with at least 80% achieving either a full distinction or 2 components with a distinction. Congratulations to each and every one of you who have worked so hard to...

Entries open for the Best Places to Work in Hospitality 2020 awards

Entries open for the Best Places to Work in Hospitality 2020 awards

Best Places to Work in Hospitality A partnership between The Caterer and employee engagement experts Purple Cubed, proudly sponsored by Umbrella Training. Entries  for the Best Places to Work in Hospitality 2020 awards which recognise the Top 30 operators in the...

CALL FOR ENTRIES Purple Umbrella Awards 2020

CALL FOR ENTRIES Purple Umbrella Awards 2020

Purple Umbrella Awards 2020 - Apprentice of the Year The Purple Umbrella Awards which is Umbrella Training’s Apprentice of the Year Award celebrates the success of the rising stars of the Hospitality industry. The award recognises apprentices that have really stood...

Umbrella Training awarded Youth Friendly Employer status

Umbrella Training awarded Youth Friendly Employer status

Umbrella Training have been awarded The Youth Friendly Employer Mark. The Mark is a seal of quality demonstrating that Umbrella Training are committed to sustaining and evolving youth-friendly employment practices. Young people are encouraged to look for the Mark on...

SAVE THE DATE & BOOK TICKETS for Purple Umbrella Awards 2020

SAVE THE DATE & BOOK TICKETS for Purple Umbrella Awards 2020

We are extremely excited to announce that the 2020 Purple Umbrella Awards will be on Friday 6 March at The Savoy, London. Join us for a memorable experience and a night that will celebrate all the amazing work and achievements of Umbrella Training apprentices. Book...

Improved discounts for Apprentices

Improved discounts for Apprentices

NUS Apprentice extra card – it’s a simple way for apprentices to cut costs and is the ONLY discount card dedicated to apprentices. 1000s are already saving an average of £13.50 per month on everything from food and fashion to travel and toiletries. Here’s where you...

Umbrella apprentices take-over Crowne Plaza Kensington.

Umbrella apprentices take-over Crowne Plaza Kensington.

Umbrella apprentices took over the Crowne Plaza Kensington as part of a unique event held to support Social Sunday. The apprentices, on chef and front-of-house programmes, hosted Industry leaders, business partners, employers, and beneficiaries from a number of...

Combating the skills and labour shortages in hospitality

Combating the skills and labour shortages in hospitality

A WORD FROM SAM… We were delighted to welcome friends and colleagues from across the sector to Umbrella Training’s third annual conference. It was hosted at the Royal Air Force Club in London on 14 May 2019 and the agenda focused on what the hospitality industry can...

UKHospitality – Celebrating twelve months of success

UKHospitality – Celebrating twelve months of success

Watch UK Hospitality's anniversary video where they show why they are proud to represent the only industry dedicated to bringing the nation together through enjoyable, shared experiences, featuring Umbrella Training's and Park Plaza's apprentice Michael Chambers....

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