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QHotels train hospitality’s future leaders

QHotels trainees graduating

Eleven young trainees have graduated from QHotels’ Professional Hospitality Operational Management Foundation Degree, in partnership with University College Birmingham.

They are joining a career progression route that has seen 77% of management trainees achieve promotion in 2015. QHotels and UCB have been in partnership for five years, working to create effective operational managers, while Qhotels joined earlier this year as a business partner of The Springboard Charity, promoting careers in hospitality, leisure and tourism.

The programme is run by QHotels’ Educational Development Manager, with communication and support from the Dean of Hospitality at University College Birmingham. Trainees join at a team member level, and work towards supervisory and management roles upon completion of the course. The trainees work in each hotel department during the two year programme.  

Sarah Abercrombie, Educational Development Manager at QHotels, said: “We recruit management trainees to drive learning and development opportunities for our existing team, while encouraging new recruits into our industry. The key features allow us to enhance the skills and competencies required for effective operational management, and ensure trainees can contribute towards effective business decisions, while at the same time offering great career development opportunities.”

Paul Russell, Dean, School of Hospitality, Tourism and Management, University College Birmingham, said: “During the relationship I have been hugely impressed by the quality of students on the programme and they in turn clearly recognise the fantastic opportunity that QHotels are providing them with. Through long term commitment and fully engaging with education, with fantastic levels of support on the programme, QHotels are leading the way in management development. University College Birmingham and QHotels are focused on continually enhancing the provision and development of hospitality leaders of the future.”

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