Apprentice secures industry first

An apprentice supported by HIT Training has become the first in the country to complete the new Hospitality Supervisor Apprenticeship and has passed with flying colours, achieving a Distinction.

Caitlin Wooldridge, a trainee bar manager at Stanton Lakes near Leicester, completed the Level 3 standard, specialising in food and beverage.

Through the programme, she gained the skills required to independently supervise hospitality services, run shifts and motivate a team, providing vital support to management.

Jill Whittaker, MD at HIT Training, said:“The new apprenticeship standards are very much designed to encourage apprentices to take a more forward-thinking, business-like and creative approach to learning which will ultimately not only support them into a long and fruitful career but also support the business needs of their employer. It’s wonderful to see Caitlin’s hard work recognised with a Distinction and to hear that her apprenticeship is opening doors for her into other areas of the business – it is exactly what apprenticeships are all about.”

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