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.

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....

The Best Places to Work in Hospitality 2019

The Best Places to Work in Hospitality 2019

It’s time to reveal The Caterer’s 30 Best Places to Work in Hospitality 2019, run in partnership with Purple Cubed and sponsored by Umbrella Training. These are employers who recognise and nurture their people and thereby create a healthy, thriving business. Rosalind...

Apprenticeships can be the answer to your staffing woes

Apprenticeships can be the answer to your staffing woes

Apprenticeships can be the answer to your staffing woes, but how can you implement a learning programme from scratch? Jo Simovic reports.  For every £1 invested into apprenticeships, £26-£28 is created in value. This is a pretty remarkable return. The latest...

BOOK NOW – Apprentice Take Over for Social Sunday

BOOK NOW – Apprentice Take Over for Social Sunday

Bookings are now open!  Umbrella Training have teamed up with Hospitality Action for this year’s Social Sunday event on 7th July 2019. Join us in the gardens at Crowne Plaza Kensignton for a lunch cooked and served by Umbrella Training apprentices as they take over...

Apprentices celebrated at IOH Southern Awards 2019

Apprentices celebrated at IOH Southern Awards 2019

Last night (16 May) at Balmer Lawn Hotel and Spa, Brockenhurst, The Insitiute of Hospitality Southern branch hosted  the Student of the Year Awards. The Southern Branch must-attend event of the year was held at the stunning Balmer Lawn Hotel, Brockenhurst in the New...

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