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Why hire an apprentice?

Available funding

They can increase your productivity and efficiency Your employees will be equipped with skills and knowledge directly relevant to your business so they can make a real contribution to improving your productivity

Funding may be available to support the cost of your apprentice’s training and their salary. Northern Skills Group can discuss apprenticeship funding with you and support you with eligibility criteria and your application.

You will develop a skilled and qualified workforce The apprenticeship programme will be designed to ensure that your employees have the relevant knowledge and skills to effectively carry out their duties. Gain a competitive edge Your employees will help you develop the specialist skills needed to keep up to date with the latest technology and working practices in your industry. Improve your profitability Skilled and motivated apprentices can improve your organisation’s efficiency and profitability as they are able to fulfil their role to a higher level. Reduce training and recruitment costs In selecting Northern Skills Group to work with you to train your apprentice you will benefit from our free recruitment service.

Future proof your business by hiring an apprentice

Improve your employee’s motivation Reducing absenteeism and sickness by increasing loyalty and motivation allows your employees to become ‘managers of the future’. Investing in career development will strengthen employee satisfaction making your team more motivated and loyal to your company which improves staff retention.

Catering and Hospitality

Our dedicated Apprenticeships Team is here to support you with all your apprenticeship needs. Contact us

Middlesbrough College Campus, Dock Street, TS2 1AD

Durham Suites 13 & 14, Crossgate Centre, Durham, DH1 4HF

Who are they for?

Training an apprentice is a great way to mould individuals into the perfect employee for your business.

Apprenticeships can be completed by existing staff who want to recognise and develop their skills, or by someone who has joined the organisation in an apprenticeship role.

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed to industry standards and more specifically, around the needs of employers leading to nationally recognised qualifications. There are three levels of apprenticeship: Level 2 - Intermediate Level Apprenticeship (GCSE) Level 3 - Advanced Level Apprenticeship (A Level) Level 4 - Higher Level Apprenticeship (Up to Degree Level)

Tel: 03453 40 40 40 Email: info@northernskills.co.uk Web: www.northernskills.co.uk

Middlesbrough

Understanding apprenticeships

Newcastle The Stamp Exchange, Westgate Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 1SA

All apprenticeships include on-the-job competence and skills training along with underpinning theoretical knowledge and essential work skills including communication, team work, numeracy and IT. Depending on the learner’s previous qualifications, they will also continue to study English, maths and ICT. Apprentice training is primarily delivered in the workplace and offers minimum disruption to your business. The training programme is designed to your specific requirements and learning is flexible to fit around your organisation.

Northern Skills Group can support your current employees through apprenticeship frameworks developed to improve their existing skills set allowing them to progress in their job role. We can also help you to recruit new apprentices offering a full recruitment service. An initial screening process is carried out, followed by an assessment, to ensure the candidates we put forward for your vacancy are the most beneficial for your organisation. Apprenticeships are available for anyone over the age of 16; there is no upper age limit. Your apprentice must be given a contract of employment and be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week, if not more.

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Call: 03453 40 40 40

Apprenticehips & Training


Working with Northern Skills Group

Professional Cookery

Hospitality Management

We offer fantastic facilities, expert tuition and dedicated support to help you source the right apprentice and the right training programme. Your apprentice will be allocated a personal Training Adviser to support them throughout their training and to help them achieve their qualification. Our Training Adviser have been chosen for their expertise and industry background and provide a responsive service for both employers and learners.

Level: 2 & 3 Start Date: Flexible Duration: 1 year Days and Times: 4 days with your employer and 1 day at Northern Skills Group per week.

Level: 4 Start Date: Flexible Duration: TBC Days and Times: TBC

Northern Skills Group has a number of state of the art training kitchens and demonstration theatres as well as an award winning restaurant ‘The Waterside Brasserie’ based at Middlesbrough College.

Partnership with Frances Atkins Michelin starred chef Frances Atkins is working with Northern Skills Group to deliver the highest standards of training to Catering & Hospitality students. Frances will deliver a series of master classes and work with students to ensure that apprentices are working to the highest professional standards.

Business Benefits: This qualification develops a learner’s customer service skill set, their understanding of the sector and their awareness of the importance of health, safety and hygiene whilst in a professional environment. Learners will be expected to prepare, cook and finish vegetable, fish, poultry and meat dishes. Dependant on the role, they may also be expected to prepare, finish and present cocktails, healthier dishes and hot and cold desserts.

Hospitality Services We currently offer apprenticeships in:

Food Production and Cooking

Food and Beverage Service

Level: 2 Start Date: Flexible Duration: 1 year Days and Times: 4 days with your employer and 1 day at Northern Skills Group per week.

Level: 2 Start Date: Flexible Duration: 1 year Days and Times: 4 days with your employer and 1 day at Northern Skills Group per week. Business Benefits: This qualification develops a learner’s customer service skill set, their understanding of the sector and their awareness of the importance of health, safety and hygiene whilst in a professional environment. Learners will be expected to handle cash payments, serve both alcoholic and soft drinks, serve foods in a variety of settings and prepare hot drinks using specialist equipment.

Cleaning and Environmental Support Services Level: 2 & 3 Start Date: Flexible Duration: TBC Days and Times: 4 days with your employer and 1 day at Northern Skills Group per week. Business Benefits: This qualification has three pathways and is suitable for employees working in pest management, local environmental services and cleaning & support services. The qualification will develop a learner’s knowledge of specialist machinery and infection control, whilst building skills in cleaning, working in confined spaces and team work.

Business Benefits: This qualification develops a learner’s customer service skill set, their understanding of the sector and their awareness of the importance of health, safety and hygiene whilst in a professional environment. Learners will enhance their skills in cooking cakes, biscuits, scones, meat dishes, pasta dishes, bread & dough products and other dishes. Learners will gain the confidence to open and close the kitchen and interact with customers.

Facilities Management Level: 2 Start Date: Flexible Duration: 1 year Days and Times: 4 days with your employer and 1 day at Northern Skills Group per week. Business Benefits: This qualification covers the practical skills and knowledge required to work within the facilities industry. It has three pathways available and is suitable for employees working in cleaning, ground maintenance and site maintenance. Learners will develop skills in health and safety, service delivery and efficiency and customer relationships.

Level: 2 Start Date: Flexible Duration: 1 year Days and Times: 4 days with your employer and 1 day at Northern Skills Group per week. Business Benefits: This qualification develops a learner’s customer service skill set, their understanding of the sector and their awareness of the importance of health, safety and hygiene whilst in a professional environment. Depending on the nature of the business, learners can also complete modules in bookkeeping, cleaning, table service, information handling, cleanliness and maintaining food safety.

Hospitality Supervision and Leadership Level: 3 Start Date: Flexible Duration: 1 year Days and Times: 4 days with your employer and 1 day at Northern Skills Group per week. Business Benefits: This qualification equips learners with the skills necessary to lead a team to improve customer service, develop productive working relationships, contribute to the control of resources and maintain the health, hygiene, safety and security of the working environment. Depending on the nature of the business, learners can also complete modules in the supervision and development of wine lists, reception services, workforce development, hospitality services and function work.

Business Benefits: This higher level qualification covers a range of management topics relating to food and beverage services, new menu production, front office and kitchen and front of house supervision. It is designed for employees with industry experience who are looking to progress into management roles including general, front office, operations or unit management.

Kitchen Services Level: 2 Start Date: Various Duration: 1 year Days and Times: 4 days with your employer and 1 day at Northern Skills Group Business Benefits: This qualification is designed to develop the skills of those who are employed in catering roles or for those already in a position to start their qualification at a Level 2. Learners will understand the essential skills needed for working in a catering environment such as cooking and food production as well as working with others to improve overall performance. This apprenticeship covers a range of areas including: maintaining a safe and secure working environment, working effectively as part of a hospitality team and maintaining food safety.


Working with Northern Skills Group

Professional Cookery

Hospitality Management

We offer fantastic facilities, expert tuition and dedicated support to help you source the right apprentice and the right training programme. Your apprentice will be allocated a personal Training Adviser to support them throughout their training and to help them achieve their qualification. Our Training Adviser have been chosen for their expertise and industry background and provide a responsive service for both employers and learners.

Level: 2 & 3 Start Date: Flexible Duration: 1 year Days and Times: 4 days with your employer and 1 day at Northern Skills Group per week.

Level: 4 Start Date: Flexible Duration: TBC Days and Times: TBC

Northern Skills Group has a number of state of the art training kitchens and demonstration theatres as well as an award winning restaurant ‘The Waterside Brasserie’ based at Middlesbrough College.

Partnership with Frances Atkins Michelin starred chef Frances Atkins is working with Northern Skills Group to deliver the highest standards of training to Catering & Hospitality students. Frances will deliver a series of master classes and work with students to ensure that apprentices are working to the highest professional standards.

Business Benefits: This qualification develops a learner’s customer service skill set, their understanding of the sector and their awareness of the importance of health, safety and hygiene whilst in a professional environment. Learners will be expected to prepare, cook and finish vegetable, fish, poultry and meat dishes. Dependant on the role, they may also be expected to prepare, finish and present cocktails, healthier dishes and hot and cold desserts.

Hospitality Services We currently offer apprenticeships in:

Food Production and Cooking

Food and Beverage Service

Level: 2 Start Date: Flexible Duration: 1 year Days and Times: 4 days with your employer and 1 day at Northern Skills Group per week.

Level: 2 Start Date: Flexible Duration: 1 year Days and Times: 4 days with your employer and 1 day at Northern Skills Group per week. Business Benefits: This qualification develops a learner’s customer service skill set, their understanding of the sector and their awareness of the importance of health, safety and hygiene whilst in a professional environment. Learners will be expected to handle cash payments, serve both alcoholic and soft drinks, serve foods in a variety of settings and prepare hot drinks using specialist equipment.

Cleaning and Environmental Support Services Level: 2 & 3 Start Date: Flexible Duration: TBC Days and Times: 4 days with your employer and 1 day at Northern Skills Group per week. Business Benefits: This qualification has three pathways and is suitable for employees working in pest management, local environmental services and cleaning & support services. The qualification will develop a learner’s knowledge of specialist machinery and infection control, whilst building skills in cleaning, working in confined spaces and team work.

Business Benefits: This qualification develops a learner’s customer service skill set, their understanding of the sector and their awareness of the importance of health, safety and hygiene whilst in a professional environment. Learners will enhance their skills in cooking cakes, biscuits, scones, meat dishes, pasta dishes, bread & dough products and other dishes. Learners will gain the confidence to open and close the kitchen and interact with customers.

Facilities Management Level: 2 Start Date: Flexible Duration: 1 year Days and Times: 4 days with your employer and 1 day at Northern Skills Group per week. Business Benefits: This qualification covers the practical skills and knowledge required to work within the facilities industry. It has three pathways available and is suitable for employees working in cleaning, ground maintenance and site maintenance. Learners will develop skills in health and safety, service delivery and efficiency and customer relationships.

Level: 2 Start Date: Flexible Duration: 1 year Days and Times: 4 days with your employer and 1 day at Northern Skills Group per week. Business Benefits: This qualification develops a learner’s customer service skill set, their understanding of the sector and their awareness of the importance of health, safety and hygiene whilst in a professional environment. Depending on the nature of the business, learners can also complete modules in bookkeeping, cleaning, table service, information handling, cleanliness and maintaining food safety.

Hospitality Supervision and Leadership Level: 3 Start Date: Flexible Duration: 1 year Days and Times: 4 days with your employer and 1 day at Northern Skills Group per week. Business Benefits: This qualification equips learners with the skills necessary to lead a team to improve customer service, develop productive working relationships, contribute to the control of resources and maintain the health, hygiene, safety and security of the working environment. Depending on the nature of the business, learners can also complete modules in the supervision and development of wine lists, reception services, workforce development, hospitality services and function work.

Business Benefits: This higher level qualification covers a range of management topics relating to food and beverage services, new menu production, front office and kitchen and front of house supervision. It is designed for employees with industry experience who are looking to progress into management roles including general, front office, operations or unit management.

Kitchen Services Level: 2 Start Date: Various Duration: 1 year Days and Times: 4 days with your employer and 1 day at Northern Skills Group Business Benefits: This qualification is designed to develop the skills of those who are employed in catering roles or for those already in a position to start their qualification at a Level 2. Learners will understand the essential skills needed for working in a catering environment such as cooking and food production as well as working with others to improve overall performance. This apprenticeship covers a range of areas including: maintaining a safe and secure working environment, working effectively as part of a hospitality team and maintaining food safety.


Why hire an apprentice?

Available funding

They can increase your productivity and efficiency Your employees will be equipped with skills and knowledge directly relevant to your business so they can make a real contribution to improving your productivity

Funding may be available to support the cost of your apprentice’s training and their salary. Northern Skills Group can discuss apprenticeship funding with you and support you with eligibility criteria and your application.

You will develop a skilled and qualified workforce The apprenticeship programme will be designed to ensure that your employees have the relevant knowledge and skills to effectively carry out their duties. Gain a competitive edge Your employees will help you develop the specialist skills needed to keep up to date with the latest technology and working practices in your industry. Improve your profitability Skilled and motivated apprentices can improve your organisation’s efficiency and profitability as they are able to fulfil their role to a higher level. Reduce training and recruitment costs In selecting Northern Skills Group to work with you to train your apprentice you will benefit from our free recruitment service.

Future proof your business by hiring an apprentice

Improve your employee’s motivation Reducing absenteeism and sickness by increasing loyalty and motivation allows your employees to become ‘managers of the future’. Investing in career development will strengthen employee satisfaction making your team more motivated and loyal to your company which improves staff retention.

Catering and Hospitality

Our dedicated Apprenticeships Team is here to support you with all your apprenticeship needs. Contact us

Middlesbrough College Campus, Dock Street, TS2 1AD

Durham Suites 13 & 14, Crossgate Centre, Durham, DH1 4HF

Who are they for?

Training an apprentice is a great way to mould individuals into the perfect employee for your business.

Apprenticeships can be completed by existing staff who want to recognise and develop their skills, or by someone who has joined the organisation in an apprenticeship role.

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed to industry standards and more specifically, around the needs of employers leading to nationally recognised qualifications. There are three levels of apprenticeship: Level 2 - Intermediate Level Apprenticeship (GCSE) Level 3 - Advanced Level Apprenticeship (A Level) Level 4 - Higher Level Apprenticeship (Up to Degree Level)

Tel: 03453 40 40 40 Email: info@northernskills.co.uk Web: www.northernskills.co.uk

Middlesbrough

Understanding apprenticeships

Newcastle The Stamp Exchange, Westgate Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 1SA

All apprenticeships include on-the-job competence and skills training along with underpinning theoretical knowledge and essential work skills including communication, team work, numeracy and IT. Depending on the learner’s previous qualifications, they will also continue to study English, maths and ICT. Apprentice training is primarily delivered in the workplace and offers minimum disruption to your business. The training programme is designed to your specific requirements and learning is flexible to fit around your organisation.

Northern Skills Group can support your current employees through apprenticeship frameworks developed to improve their existing skills set allowing them to progress in their job role. We can also help you to recruit new apprentices offering a full recruitment service. An initial screening process is carried out, followed by an assessment, to ensure the candidates we put forward for your vacancy are the most beneficial for your organisation. Apprenticeships are available for anyone over the age of 16; there is no upper age limit. Your apprentice must be given a contract of employment and be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week, if not more.

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Call: 03453 40 40 40

Apprenticehips & Training

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