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Compass Group Recognised as Hospitality Employer of the Year for Apprenticeships

Compass Apprentices
22 February 2021
 

Compass Group UK and Ireland has been recognised as Hospitality Employer of the Year at The Trafford College Group’s virtual Apprenticeship of the Year Awards 2021. The foodservice giant’s win was down to its outstanding commitment to training and development.

Compass has been collaborating with The Trafford College Group in Manchester for the last two years, working together to deliver industry-leading culinary and hospitality apprenticeships. Earlier this month saw the 14th annual week-long celebration of Apprenticeships taking place across England. National Apprenticeship Week 2021 #NAW2021 looked at the motivating stories of how Apprentices have helped business adapt and build during a challenging year, and how businesses have provided skill building opportunities for young people.

 

“This award means so much more coming during a year that the whole industry has faced such challenging times. We are proud to have continued to support hundreds of apprentices throughout the pandemic to continue to progress and achieve their apprenticeship qualification.”


 

– Jonathan Foot
Head of Apprenticeships and Early Careers at Compass Group UK and Ireland

 

 

Trafford College Group's Partnership with Compass Group

 

“The College Group’s partnership with Compass Group UK and Ireland has worked exceptionally well,” said Lola Docherty, Apprentice Business Development Manager of Hospitality, Hair and Beauty at Trafford College Group. “[There have been] fantastic levels of training, mentoring and support provided for apprentices. The apprenticeship programme is flexible and responds well to Compass’ requirements, whilst meeting the needs of the business. Apprentices with Compass are fully supported with an extensive training plan and excellent opportunities to enter competitions internally as well as externally, plus great opportunities for progression.”

Jonathan Foot, Head of Apprenticeships and Early Careers at Compass Group UK and Ireland, commented that “Compass Group UK and Ireland winning an Employer of the Year Award is recognition of the fabulous work we do each day, to support our apprentices and help change their lives with the support of our great partners like Trafford College.

“This award means so much more coming during a year that the whole industry has faced such challenging times. We are proud to have continued to support hundreds of apprentices throughout the pandemic to continue to progress and achieve their apprenticeship qualification.”

Compass Group UK recently came under media scrutiny for their supply of inadequate school lunch parcels for struggling families during lockdown, for which they have officially apologised. In January, we discussed the incident extensively in our Editorial Review. They were however commended for their numerous charitable contributions over the festive season just gone.

 

Picture: Compass apprentices in cooking aprons.

Article written by Bailey Sparkes | Published 22 February 2021

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