A record number of graduates have been welcomed on to BaxterStorey's Momentum Graduate Programme.
A total of 23 recruits - up from 18 last year - will learn all aspects of site management including kitchen, front of house, hospitality and support services.
Graduates will then move on to mobilisations, site projects and operations as part of the nine-month programme, which aims to address the growing skills gap within the hospitality and catering sectors.
This year's graduates will have the opportunity to work across the WSH portfolio, joining teams at BaxterStorey, Searcys, Holroyd Howe and Caterlink.
Gabrielle Le Roux, who recently graduated from Birmingham University with a first class degree in hospitality business management, has joined the programme this year.
She said: "I believe the Momentum Graduate Programme will provide me with some of the very best experiences available within the hospitality industry. I am looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead, learning new skills and developing into a confident manager within the business."
Graham Eveleigh, head of skills and development at BaxterStorey, added: "Our renowned training academies are constantly evolving and delivering specialist, award-winning programmes to more teams than ever before.
"The increasing popularity of our Momentum Graduate Programme is testament to the vast range of opportunities our young recruits are offered. It is training initiatives such as this that continue to help us attract and retain a motivated and committed workforce."
The programme's intake has increased year-on-year since its launch in 2010 and this year saw 350 people apply for the scheme. It has celebrated a 100% retention rate of graduates from the past two years.
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