Red Carnation Hotels launches new apprenticeship programme across its London properties ahead of new levy


Red Carnation Hotels has launched a new apprenticeship programme across its London hotels, ahead of the new apprenticeship levy standards due to come into force on April 6, 2017.

The hotel group, which comprises 17 five- and four-star properties across UK, Guernsey, Switzerland, Ireland, South Africa and USA, has teamed up with Umbrella Training to create the new scheme, which has seen a total of 17 RCH employees begin new training.

As part of the new partnership, Umbrella Training will be carrying out a mapping exercise to transfer all training materials, programmes and standard operating procedures into the new Apprenticeship Standards in preparation for the new levy changes next year.

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Claire Golden, HR director at Red Carnation Hotels said: “It’s been great to partner with Umbrella from the beginning. They have really helped us understand the levy and the new standards; particularly with their brilliant mapping exercise which makes sure we are aligned with the new standards. We are delighted that it has been a success and we are looking forward to a continued relationship with them.”

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