Carluccio’s launches apprenticeship programme

Carluccio logoCarluccio’s has teamed up with HIT Training to launch an apprenticeship programme across its restaurants in England. The training programme, which will support more than 80 apprentices each year, will develop and train staff to equip them with the skills to carve out a long-standing career in hospitality. The course consists of 80% learning on the job and 20% online work and participation in specialist masterclasses. The training has been designed to fit the culture, demands and requirements of being a Carluccio’s team member. With the support of HIT, the restaurant chain is offering staff the choice of three, year-long apprenticeships covering hospitality team member food production (level 2); hospitality team member food and beverage service (level 2) and hospitality supervisor (level 3). Carluccio’s training consultant Suzie Brown said: “We understand that to get the best from our team we need to support them to develop the skills they need to build a career that is right for them. By launching our apprenticeship programme with HIT Training, we want to create as many opportunities as possible to keep our talented team with us and in the hospitality sector as a whole.” HIT Training managing director Jill Whittaker added: “Bespoke, high-quality training plans such as this are a fantastic way to aid recruitment and retention – a challenge businesses across the sector face daily.”