Premier Inn to take on 32 apprentices

Premier Inn to take on 32 apprentices

Premier Inn has announced plans to take on an extra 32 apprentices to coincide with Scottish Apprenticeship Week.

The hotel chain is currently on target to train 150 apprentices in Scotland as part of its new Modern Apprenticeship Programme which was launched in October.

The programme, developed in partnership with ITC Academy and Skills Development Scotland, is now looking to recruit a further 32 following its success.

The year long programme gives apprentices the chance to gain first-hand experience in every area of Premier Inn hotels, from housekeeping to reception, earn money and gain recognised hospitality industry Level 2 qualifications at the same time.

Sandra Kelly, head of education at Whitbread, said: “We are delighted to be able to announce more vacancies on our Scottish Modern Apprenticeship Programme especially during Scottish Apprenticeship Week.

“We have worked really closely with ITC Academy and Skills Development Scotland for some time to put the right programme in place, which has really paid off.

“It’s great to see it all come together and to be able to be in a position to announce a further 32 vacancies, which will enable us to hit our target of training 150 apprentices in Scotland this year.”

All apprentices are employed on permanent contracts, with progression opportunities, and are paid a standard rate, which is above the minimum wage.