December 2014

QHotels staff on track with management training at UCB

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Eight staff members from QHotels are on their way to completing UCB foundation degrees as part of the hotel group’s Management Trainee Programme. 

UCB has joined forces with QHotels to develop a two-year programme that combines academic and practical learning from internal specialists at QHotels. 

The QHotels’ team members were presented with their Level 4 certificates by Rob Swinnock, Assistant Dean of the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management at UCB, at the group’s Hellidon Lakes Golf and Spa Hotel in Daventry. 

Rob said: “Development of management potential and preparing students for the world of work are core objectives at UCB. Seeing students complete the first stage towards achieving a full foundation degree is a significant milestone for both students and the teams involved in developing, teaching and assessing the programme. 

“It is a worthwhile partnership initiative, now in its fifth year of development. It has both benefitted QHotels and our full-time students in helping to maintain relevance and currency in a fast-paced, competitive sector seeking to develop and retain talent.” 

Sarah Abercrombie, Educational Development Manager at QHotels, said: “We’re really proud of all of our first-year students that received recognition. QHotels is dedicated to making sure that staff at all levels of the organisation are given the opportunities to develop in the areas they work in.” 

Another intake of QHotels employees with join the Management Training Programme at UCB next year.

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