Craft apprenticeships in hospitality ‘soar’

Craft apprentice
08/03/2019 - 06:00
HIT Training has noted a rise in craft apprenticeships, reflecting the ‘significant’ trends and tastes arising, such as the head barista and senior culinary chef, it said.

As well as providing hands-on experience over classroom-based learning, this new wave of specialist apprenticeships – from bakery and commis chef to butchery and brewing – should help facilitate development and growth of certain sectors.

HIT Training managing director, Jill Whittaker, said: “(Craft) apprenticeships are being developed, which reflect the significant trends and tastes that are arising – such as head barista and senior culinary chef – and we expect this to continue.

“In the not so distance future, (HIT) anticipates qualifications for crafts and specialisms, such as distilling and winemaking – and it’s a movement that is being echoed in other sectors.

“This can only be a positive for industries and employers, as this type of apprenticeship provides varied and exciting career opportunities to help attract and retain talent, while also aiding the development and growth of sectors.

“This National Apprenticeship Week we want to shine a light on this new and exciting type of apprenticeship available in the hospitality sector but also remind people of the fantastic opportunities apprenticeships provide to both businesses and those looking to develop successful career paths by following their passions. Let’s highlight and celebrate these amazing opportunities all year round, not just for one week.”

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