26 February 2018
Hotel and restaurant leaders of the future are being invited to apply for a Hospitality Management apprenticeship with Trackers. This is the second time students have been recruited for this bespoke two-year apprenticeship, which was launched in September 2017.
The Trackers team are inviting applications from any business within the hospitality sector including coffee shops, bars, local attractions and event organisers.
One successful student in the first cohort, Will Hetherington, works for Randalls as a duty manager at the Tenby bar. He has found the apprenticeship extremely valuable and said: “I applied after my manager told me about it. I already knew I wanted to do some more training in the Hospitality industry and liked the fact that I could do it through my workplace. The fact that it’s fully funded by Trackers made it a no brainer because paying for the training was no longer an issue.
“The way the apprenticeship is set up really helps you with translating what you are learning into your day-to-day work straight away. I have also really enjoyed learning with other professionals from different industry areas and have found having a mentor immensely useful.
“My mentor helps me to feel more comfortable talking about issues that may arise within the workplace or on the course and then working through them. The process of setting and achieving goals and targets I may not have previously necessarily set for myself has been really helpful. I enjoy catching up with my mentor and they have given me some really good advice that’s already been useful.”
The apprenticeship, which was set up in response to a call for greater investment in the sector, is run by Trackers in partnership with the Academy of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies at Highlands College and the Jersey Hospitality Association. It will enable successful applicants from the hospitality industry to complete the Level 3 City & Guilds Diploma in Supervision and Leadership.
Trackers Manager, Ross Edgar, said: “We invite applications from committed and motivated individuals seeking to forge a career in Hospitality Management who will be employed in at least a supervisory role when the course starts in September. We would encourage businesses to consider is someone in their workforce might benefit from this training and to put them forward.”
All successful applicants will have their course fees fully funded and will be given an independent mentor from Trackers, Skills Jersey, to support them for the duration of the two-year course. If they complete the course successfully, students will have the opportunity to progress on to Level 4.
Acting Minister for Education, Deputy Anne Pryke, said: “This is another success story from our hugely successful apprenticeship programme and shows that the Trackers formula is effective in attracting both businesses and trainees. This kind of workplace training not only benefits individuals, it also ultimately benefits Jersey’s economy.”
- five years residency in Jersey
- Level 2/Grade C in Maths and English
- a minimum of six month’s experience in Hospitality
- a commitment/the ability to attend day release
Application forms can be downloaded from www.gov.je/trackers