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.

Apprenticeship levy April 2017 - Q&A and need to know

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.

Job opportunities: apprenticeships are key for pubcos


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...

Punch pubs embrace apprenticeships

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.

The benefits of apprenticeships to pubs

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

Pub apprenticeships

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

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...

Robertson: concerned about literacy and numeracy rates

BII: we must raise literacy and numeracy

By Andrew Pring

Raising the chronically low levels of literacy and numeracy amongst licensees must be a key priority for the trade, says BII boss Neil Robertson.