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What's The Latest?

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UKHA and Umbrella to launch new COVID secure housekeeping standards

UKHA and Umbrella to launch new COVID secure housekeeping standards

The UK Housekeepers’ Association (UKHA) has today announced the launch of a new ‘Housekeeping COVID-19 Secure Standard’, developed through a strategic partnership with Umbrella Training. The standard has been designed to provide an industry-wide approach to cleaning,...

A new mental health initiative designed for the hospitality sector

A new mental health initiative designed for the hospitality sector

Launching today, Tuesday 5th May, the now pause initiative offers a free, practical, self-care toolkit to help keep your mental health in shape. The project is the brainchild of Craig Prentice, founder of mum, the hospitality talent solutions business, who has created...

Hospitality leaders to mentor apprentices through lockdown

Hospitality leaders to mentor apprentices through lockdown

Umbrella Training’s launch of a series of Superhero Talks sees Hospitality Superheroes mentor apprentices. The Superhero Talks bring together hospitality leaders and apprentices currently facing challenges through the Covid-19 lockdown. Umbrella Hospitality...

Umbrella Training launches Online Lectures

Umbrella Training launches Online Lectures

From Monday 23 March until further notice (in line with Government guidance), Umbrella Training will be providing on-line workshops, online lectures and online 1-1 learning support instead of face-to-face teaching. By moving to on-line learning platforms and online...

The Umbrella Apprentice Exchange

The Umbrella Apprentice Exchange

The Umbrella Apprentice Exchange Helping apprentices work, for you. In these unprecedented times, where most colleagues are being asked to take unpaid leave, forced time away from work and in the worst-case scenario, lose their job altogether, we are trying to find...

Updated Information, advice and guidance – COVID-19

Updated Information, advice and guidance – COVID-19

UK Government Response Coronavirus (COVID-19): What you need to do Stay alert We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must: • Stay at home as much as possible • Work from home if you can • Limit contact with other people • Keep your...

Purple Umbrella Award winners announced

Purple Umbrella Award winners announced

Lancaster and Ting pick up top honours alongside Harry Murray   Chloe Lancaster and Fu Jian Ting were named as joint winners of the Purple Umbrella Award at a high-profile ceremony held at the iconic Savoy Hotel in London last week.  Apprentices Lancaster and...

Umbrella signs up to the Hospitality Commitment

Umbrella signs up to the Hospitality Commitment

Recruiting and retaining people has long been a challenge for the hospitality sector. The sector faces a number of misconceptions, such as low pay, long unsociable hours, limited opportunities to develop and not offering long-term careers. People 1st International,...

TOP AWARD FOR SHEPHERD NEAME APPRENTICE!

TOP AWARD FOR SHEPHERD NEAME APPRENTICE!

Laura Stroud, Assistant Manager at The Royal Hotel in Deal, has been named Hospitality and Retail Apprentice of the Year at the East Kent Apprenticeship Awards. Mum-of-two Laura, 34, from Walmer, joined The Royal Hotel four years ago as a member of the Front of House...

Umbrella Graduation February 2020

Umbrella Graduation February 2020

To celebrate the end of National Apprenticeship Week 2020, apprentices along with their employers attended a Graduation event at the stunning Royal Air Force Club in London. Miles Pooley, Chief Executive of the RAF Club said ”Its an absolute honour to host Umbrella...

Meaningful Apprenticeships Bringing the Community Together

Meaningful Apprenticeships Bringing the Community Together

It is National Apprenticeship Week and the hospitality industry is #FiredUp. Umbrella Training apprentices have been to the Houses of Parliament to discuss the value of apprenticeships with MPs and raise further awareness of the importance of supporting vocational...

Purple Umbrella Awards, Finalists announced

Purple Umbrella Awards, Finalists announced

We are delighted to share with you the finalists for the Purple Umbrella Awards 2020. The winners will be announced at a black tie dinner at The Savoy on 6th March 2020. Best Chef Apprentice level 2 Chloe Lancaster (New Forest Hotels) Fu Jian Ting (The Pig) Harry...

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,...

The future of the hospitality workforce is HUMAN

The future of the hospitality workforce is HUMAN

Every day as we go about our lives we are forced to use the digital world, from the self-serving tills in the supermarket or using your phone to do your daily banking, we are surrounded by technology wherever we go. According to PwC analysis, AI, robotics and other...

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 sector...

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