A young Cheshire hotelier has been named as the first recruit for a new collaborative Management Trainee course in partnership with hotel management company RBH and University College Birmingham.
High-flier Charlotte Parr, aged 19, scored the first of 25 sought-after places on the foundation degree course after impressing bosses in her conferencing and events role at historic Crewe Hall hotel, which is operated by the hotel management company.
RBH – formerly Redefine|BDL Hotels – announced the programme earlier this year, following its success across its luxury QHotels portfolio in recent years.
It will allow candidates to earn and learn, working within the hotel industry, while gaining a recognised, formal qualification from the University.
Charlotte said: “I’ve received lots of support and encouragement from my colleagues at Crewe Hall throughout this process, and I’m thrilled to be embarking on this new chapter in my career.
“I’ll be able to work and learn, while furthering my career in hotel management, and I can’t wait to get started.”
Sarah Abercrombie, RBH’s Educational Development Manager, said: “With only 25 places on our Management Trainee course, which is open to both RBH employees and external candidates, competition is fierce.
“We are very proud to reveal Charlotte as the first successful candidate. She has excelled in her current role within Crewe Hall over the last two years and I’m sure she has a bright future ahead of her here at RBH.
“The course has gone from strength to strength in recent years and we’re delighted it has been announced as a flagship RBH programme for 2018.”