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

Employer access to Recruit an apprentice

From November 2018, levy paying employers with an apprenticeship service account will notice a new “Recruitment” link on their account home page. This new link will give the employer direct access to the Recruit an apprentice tool, enabling them to create and post...

Hospitality Zone at Skills London to use technology to inspire careers

A collective of hospitality organisations have teamed up to use the latest technology to inspire the next generation of recruits about the wonderful careers in hospitality during Skills London 2018 (23 and 24 November 2018). Skills London is the UK’s biggest jobs and...

Skills London 2018

Skills London 2018 Generously Sponsored by HOSPITALITY NEEDS YOU! Welcome to Skills London 2018, your Gateway to a Career in Hospitality. Meet some of worlds best brands in hospitality at Skills London and learn more about them and why...

Umbrella Training sign the Social Mobility Pledge

Umbrella Training have committed to the Social Mobility Pledge: We will partner with schools or colleges to provide coaching through quality careers advice, enrichment experience and/or mentoring to people from disadvantaged backgrounds or circumstances. We will...

Umbrella Training Graduation Evening, September 2018

Last Friday (21 September) Umbrella Training hosted its mid year Graduation Evening at The Chesterfield Hotel, Mayfair. The evening was attended by 15 apprentices with friends and family, along with employers to celebrate achieving their...

Myths around Apprenticeships, blog post by Jo Simovic

“It’s easier to understand the theory of relativity than learn how to use your Apprenticeship Levy pot.” “What are you doing with your Levy?” “How’s your Levy?” You can hear these questions uttered under the breath of various HR professionals at networking events. It...

Umbrella Training are finalist of the Medway Business Awards 2018

# The Medway business community has grown phenomenally since these awards were launched 34 years ago. They were aimed at giving the area back some of the self-esteem lost at the closure of the naval dockyard and other manufacturing industries. Today the awards are a...

Best Places to Work in Hospitality 2019 open for entries

  Entries are open for the Best Places to Work in Hospitality 2019, the awards that recognise the Top 30 employers in the sector. Run in partnership with Purple Cubed and sponsored by Umbrella Training, the awards shine a spotlight on those who demonstrate exceptional...

Apprentices speak up for hospitality industry

At the third and final UK Hospitality Commission evidence session politicians heard from apprentices from The Ritz and Park Plaza, training providers and operators about the importance of skills based learning. Witnesses highlighted the great strides British...

Apprenticeship Levy update – Webinar

On 26th June 2018, Adele Oxberry FIH and Sam Coulstock FIH from Umbrella Training Ltd gave an update to the Institute of Hospitality membership on the apprenticeship levy and new standards. The levy has now been in place for 12 months and this session will give you an...

London First’s Employment and Skills Commission report

Yesterday marked the launch of our Employment and Skills Commission report. We held a lively event at Westminster Kingsway College, kindly sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group, where John Allan, the Chair of the Commission shared thoughts on the report’s findings. We...

Employer Case Study – London Bridge Hotel

Small business. Big results. Running a small, busy and successful hotel in the heart of London is no mean feat. Yet through in the added complexities of Brexit and uncertainty around employment, and you’re faced with a much greater challenge; as was to be the case for...

Age old problem with new ideas, blog by Sam Coulstock FIH

  The skills shortage is not new news. For as long as I can remember, we’ve been talking, worrying and debating where we will find the talent required to grow our sector. Whether it’s chefs, managers or housekeepers – skills have been on the agenda for most...

Careers Advice & Guidance

With so many career options in hospitality it is hard to know where to start. Here is some useful information to signpost you to get the information you need: Springboard’s CareerScope – CareerScope provides quality information to help you make an informed decision...

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