Butcombe launches apprenticeship academy

Butcombe Brewery
Butcombe Brewery, part of Liberation Group, has launched an apprenticeship academy across its estate of 25 managed pubs in the West Country. The company has teamed up with HIT Training for the, which has been created to provide a structured development programme for team members to progress within the business while maximising the company’s Apprenticeship Levy funding. With a blend of work-based learning and group training days, the academy launched with two pathways aimed at aspiring managers and chefs. During the next year, 12 assistant managers will complete the hospitality supervisor apprenticeship standard, alongside additional qualifications for first aid, stocktaking, and health and safety. The apprentices will also take part in courses designed to provide the skills required to run pubs with accommodation. A further 11 chefs will undertake the commis chef apprenticeship standard benefiting from workshops, trade qualifications, and visits to suppliers, farms and fisheries. Liberation Group managing director pubs and inns Jayson Perfect said: “The Futures Academy will provide our team members with specialist knowledge relevant to their job roles, the business and its future growth. By creating a bespoke programme, the apprentices will acquire the skills and understanding of what’s required to run a successful business or head up a kitchen, providing them with the experience and inspiration to progress to their dream roles.”