Apprenticeship Programme

Apprenticeship Programme – staff development for our future

Our support for this apprenticeship program is targeted at small and medium size businesses.


Our aim is to assist any hospitality business with setting up and implementing a successful apprenticeship program.


We focus on the specific requirements of a business or operation to ensure that both, the apprentice and business obtain maximum benefits from the program.


What other support is available?

We fully endorse “The Scottish Apprenticeship in Hospitality” program  which is industry led by well-known businesses in order to “develop and inspire the next generation of highly skilled talent for the Scottish hospitality industry”.


There is considerable assistance available via “Skills Development Scotland” and “People 1st”.


As part of this support you will be assigned an external “trainer” by “People 1st” and/or “Skills Development Scotland” to look after your apprentice(s). This trainer will ensure that you follow the “guidance and standards” set by Government


However, this “guidance” must be applied within your own operation. Therefore it requires converting these guidelines into a workable plan for the apprentice. We can help you with that. 

Further information can be obtained on


Our aim is to

  • support YOU to set up a viable training system/plan based on YOUR operation to meeting the targets set for the apprentice
  • focus on all operational matters within YOUR business. An apprentice must learn how YOUR operation works. This task can only be managed by you and therefore requires a tailor-made and structured operational work program


We strongly recommend that your business has suitable and proficient internal “trainers” who will teach the apprentice the required tasks and processes in YOUR operation


We advise and support your internal trainers based on the work programme set for the apprentice.



This is the "Continental European" way - and it has been successful for many years!


From experience (having gone through an apprenticeship program in Germany and come in contact with similar programmes in France) it is absolutely vital that the internal business structure and support functions are in place to ensuring the success of an apprenticeship program in your business.


Why engage with an apprenticeship program?

The hospitality industry needs more and more professional staff – especially after having to deal with the consequences of BREXIT.


Apprenticeship programmes are an excellent way to ensuring that properly trained and developed staff and management enter our industry to meeting our future needs.

An apprenticeship programme provides a solid foundation for a successful career.


Our support will ensure that your operation AND the apprentice will benefit from the apprenticeship programme.


Contact us for information and details of our approach.


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