Hospitality industry praised for hiring apprentices

Britain’s hospitality industry is among one of the best-performing when it comes to the hiring of apprentices, reports.

That’s according to the results of the latest Job Creation Survey undertaken by Barclays Corporate. It found that just under one-third of hospitality-based businesses have employed apprentices over the past 12 months.

Plus, 44 per cent say they intend to hire more of these skilled individuals in the coming year. Considering an average of 27 per cent of businesses across all sectors also intend to do this, it’s clear the hospitality industry is leading the way. This may not come as a surprise to those in the known, given that the industry is the fourth-largest when it comes to employment within Britain.

It is thought this demand for apprentices is down to a heightened interest in potential pub, bar, hotel and restaurant professionals – all of whom would fit in well at corporate venues across the UK.

Barclays’ head of hospitality and leisure, Mike Saul, welcomed the news. He told “It’s great to see that it recognises the importance of the role it plays in supporting the up and coming generation for workers.

“We have already seen positive steps being taken to support young people, with some of London’s top hoteliers pledging 1,000 new jobs for 16 – 24-year-olds within the next two years, and it’s great that there is drive to ensure this continues to gathers [sic] momentum.”