Star Pubs & Bars to launch apprenticeship schemeNovember 19, 2015
Star Pubs & Bars, which owns 1,100 UK pubs, is launching an apprenticeship scheme in response to demand from licensees. The scheme will help licensees home grow and retain their bar, kitchen and managerial talent and enable them to recruit apprentices via a free specialist service.
Star Pubs & Bars has appointed Remit to provide the apprenticeship service to licensees, extending further the training support it provides to licensees for their staff.
Chris Jowsey, trading director, Star Pubs & Bars, said: “Access to a good national provider for apprenticeships, with the facility to recruit staff, will be particularly useful for licensees whose pubs are receiving refurbishment as part of Stars’ ongoing investment in its estate as licensees typically need 25-30% more staff after a refurbishment. We expect that it will also be of particular interest to the growing number of multiple operators. Offering serious professional, portable qualifications is a vital part of improving the industry’s image and we’re delighted to be able to help our licensees access them and the government funding available. If pubs are to continue to increase food sales, the industry needs to start developing tomorrow’s talent. We all have a part to play in building the sectors’ credibility as a serious career option.”
Remit was selected by Star Pubs & Bars for its expertise in providing apprenticeships both to SMEs and to the hospitality sector. As a result of this experience,