Up to 100 Butlin's employees to begin training on BII apprenticeship scheme

17 September 2013 by
Up to 100 Butlin's employees to begin training on BII apprenticeship scheme

Employees of holiday camp firm Butlin's are to undertake the BII apprenticeship training scheme, the charity has announced.

Up to 100 Butlin's staff members will take the Licensed Hospitality and Hospitality Management programmes, which will be delivered by apprenticeship providers Lifetime Training.

BII chief executive Tim Hulme said: "The team at Butlin's have recognised the extensive value that training through apprenticeships can add to their business and we're delighted that they have chosen Lifetime Training to deliver our BIIAB framework. Apprenticeships are enabling workers in the hospitality sector to carve out a professional career path for themselves. This approach is vital for the future success of the industry."

Gemma Krasucka from Butlin's culture and development department, added: "We are incredibly excited to be joining forces with Lifetime Training to offer a fresh approach to apprenticeships. Although we have had apprenticeship schemes in place before, we are certain that the future now looks even brighter for our team's development."

Accredited by Ofqual and the Scottish Qualifications Authority, the scheme will allow staff to acquire a nationally recognised qualification, from BII's awarding body BIIAB. The partnership between BII and Lifetime Training was announced in March this year.

Overall, more than 1.5 million BIIAB qualifications have been processed to date. Apprenticeships were given a boost earlier this year, as the Government announced it would make £1,500 additional funding available to every small business looking to recruit young people for apprenticeships.

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