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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 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...

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...

Seven steps to create a successful apprenticeship scheme

In this month’s blog, Business Relations Director, Sam Coulstock FIH, shares his top tips on implementing a robust apprenticeship scheme in your business. The apprenticeship landscape is a minefield. The variety of providers, services, programmes available to...

PPHE Hotel Group launches Apprenticeship Academy

PPHE Hotel Group launches Apprenticeship Academy to meet increasing demand for skilled workers in the hospitality industry PPHE Hotel Group is looking for up to 40 new apprentices to join the hospitality group in 2018 Range of activities launched during National...

National Apprenticeship Week 2018

As part of National Apprenticeship Week #NAW2018 on 8 March 2018, Umbrella Training and our partner employers have teamed up to promote hospitality careers and apprenticeship to school students and job seekers. The Hospitality Apprenticeship Bus will visit schools and...

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