Vocational Education

'Specialist knowledge': The Butcombe Futures Academy will see 12 assistant managers and 11 chefs complete tailored courses over the next year

Butcombe Pubs & Inns launches apprenticeship academy

By Stuart Stone

In partnership with hospitality industry training provider HIT Training, Butcombe Pubs & Inns has launched a bespoke apprenticeship programme across its estate of 25 managed West Country pubs.

Training schemes: the levy will come into force in April 2017

Apprenticeship levy

Making the apprenticeship levy work for you

By Liam Coleman

It has been confirmed that from April 2017, the way that training is paid for and funded will be completely changing for all employers. Here’s what you need to know about the changes.

Hospitality apprenticeships


Pubcos offer A-level graduates alternatives to university

By Sara Hussein

After students received their A level results last Thursday (18 Aug), 424,000 university places have been offered to those who achieved the right grades. But for those who wish to enter the hospitality industry there are alternatives to university.

Q&A: How to prepare for the new apprenticeship levy


Q&A: How to prepare for the new apprenticeship levy

By Liam Coleman

The government's new apprenticeship levy comes into effect in April 2017. The levy will be a payroll tax, but employers that pay into the levy will receive more than they pay in through a monthly 10% top-up from the government. This money can be...

The programme offers licensees the potential of a £1,500 Government grant towards employing an apprentice

Punch pubs embrace apprenticeships

By John Harrington, M&C Report

A total of 180 Punch Taverns pubs have got involved in the company’s apprenticeship programme, with 42 licensees having taken on new apprentices, the group has said.

Apprenticeships are becoming increasingly popular in the pub sector

The benefits of apprenticeships to pubs

By Helen Gilbert

Apprenticeships are fast gaining popularity in the pub trade and there are myriad benefits for licensees taking on apprentices. Helen Gilbert reports

Through apprenticeships, operators have the opportunity to train youngsters providing them with the skills and behaviours that they want them to practice in their premises

Top 10 myths about apprenticeships in licensed retail

By Rachael Fidler

The myths surrounding the employment of apprentices in the licenced retail trade have only served to deter owners/operators of licenced premises from tapping into a hugely beneficial talent pipeline that could be available to them. Training provider HTP...


Apprentice schemes should be embraced by the pub industry

By Anthony Pender

On my evening commute home on the London Underground I have been reading with interest the campaign to get young adults back into work and for businesses to rise to the challenge of creating apprenticeship positions in their company and, in the words...

Fresh start: BII launches new academy

BII launches new academy for young unemployed

By Adam Pescod

The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) is pushing to get young unemployed people into the hospitality industry by teaming up with Kensington and Chelsea College to launch the BII sector-based work academy.

Palmers in college link up

Palmers in college link-up

By Gurjit Degun

Dorset-based brewery Palmers is encouraging its tenants to take on apprentices training at a nearby college because it is “an ideal way to recruit young people”.