Elite hospitality apprenticeship training provider, Umbrella Training, is celebrating today following an Ofsted inspection in November 2018, which rated the business “Good” with outstanding elements.

The report, published today, states: “Senior directors and managers have established outstanding partnerships with prestigious employers to provide high-quality-standard apprenticeships in the hospitality industry, they set high expectations and aspirations for apprentices and employers and have defined challenging targets for the organisation.”

It goes on to say that managers and employers make “excellent contributions” to the planning, training and assessment of apprenticeship programmes. “Apprentices benefit from a good standard of teaching, training and learning from experienced learning development managers, who have extensive experience in the hospitality industry,” the report adds.

Further comments within the positive report demonstrate how employers positively showcase their apprenticeship schemes with direct input: “Workplace mentors provide good support for apprentices to help them develop their knowledge and practical skills in commercial settings, and apprentices develop very good knowledge and technical skills which enable them to carry out their job roles to the high standard expected by their employers.”

“Apprentices are highly motivated and show high levels of communications skills. They contribute well to recruitment campaigns and show excellent interpersonal skills at the many award ceremonies arranged by provider staff,” continues the report.

Adele Oxberry FIH, Managing Director and Founder of Umbrella Training, said “As owner and MD of this brilliant specialist provider, I am immensely proud of this year’s achievements for our small business. The ‘cherry on the cake’ is our Ofsted grade, which says it all.

“In only two years, we have transitioned from a sub-contractor to a prime one, and our brilliant team have kept our mission and vision as a specialist hospitality and management provider within their hearts. Our business partners and apprentices are ultimately why we do what we do – and that is to deliver high-level, quality apprenticeships for a sector that needs promoting and shouting about in a positive way.

“I would like to thank our team. As the report correctly identifies, they are all highly talented and sector specialists.

“Sam, Jo and I would also like to thank our business partners for their loyalty and commitment to raising the profile of apprenticeships, and showcasing our sector to so brilliantly. We could not have achieved this without any them.

“Have a great Christmas and New Year, all. See you in 2019 to really take hospitality to new heights.”  

Read the full report here: 

Umbrella Training and Employment Solutions Final PDF

Highlights of 2018 for Umbrella Training



About Umbrella Training

Umbrella Training is an elite hospitality Apprenticeship provider which is graded GOOD by Ofsted in November 2018 and offers over 100 years’ of hospitality experience, work-based learning and tailored assessment for your organisation.

Umbrella Training and Employment Solutions Ltd (also known as Umbrella Training Ltd – UTL) was formed in 2012 and is a private limited training company specialising in providing hospitality apprenticeship programmes.

The provider has held a direct contract since 2016 for apprenticeships and has delivered to levy paying employers since May 2017.

All apprentices are employed by prestigious hotels and restaurants across England. Representatives from a selection of employers sit on the UTL employer Board. UTL sponsored ‘Skills London’ in November 2017 and an innovative ‘virtual reality hotel’ hosted over 5,000 young people. At the time of inspection UTL had approximately 300 apprentices, all of whom are following standards-based apprenticeship programmes. These include culinary, front-of-house operations, reception and housekeeping from level 2 to level 4

As the experts, we understand how important it is for employers to maximise their return on investment while implementing new and exciting apprenticeship programmes. And so we work collaboratively with our learner and employer partners to deliver quality and consistent training to our apprentices.

When you join us, you #ComeUnderOurUmbrella. Using our wealth of knowledge, and our involvement in the apprenticeship reforms, we’ll support you through every stage of your apprenticeship journey to ensure you get results.

Nine out of 10 learners achieve lifelong learning, sustainable employment and achievement of their apprenticeship.

For all press enquires

Sam Coulstock FIH
Business Relations Director

Umbrella Training & Employment Solutions
07908 041 490 / 0333 577 2557
@umbrellaTES #ComeUnderOurUmbrella

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