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Brend Hotels

Hotel & Catering Apprenticeship Programmes

Brend Hotels is offering an exclusive opportunity to young people in Devon and Cornwall aged 16-24 to join our apprenticeship academy. 

As an apprentice, you will receive training and qualifications of the highest standard in the hospitality sector. Our family-run luxury hotel group is a leader in west country hospitality and winner of the AA’s Hotel Group of the Year 2015-16.

Our apprenticeships will develop your skills in key areas such as customer service, food and drink service and food preparation. As an apprentice potential opportunities will open up for progression within the Company. See our apprentices’ testimonials below.

Our training academy provides paid training places to young people from our local area who have a passion for the hospitality industry. Apprentices can earn an income while acquiring valuable new skills, working within our expert team of 1,300 staff. Apprentices have the opportunity to learn their trade and gain accredited qualifications, under the close guidance of our managers and our training provider, HIT Training. 

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Inspiring our leaders of tomorrow

We believe in inspiring leaders for the future in the hospitality industry. It is hugely rewarding and satisfying work, and every day brings a fresh challenge! 

As a family business, we value our employees and encourage them to stay long term. We have always taken great pride in training and developing our staff from within. Our aim is to become a beacon of industry excellence in all aspects of the hospitality industry.

We welcome more aspirational young people to share in our passion. We want to encourage them, teach them important new skills and help to create the leaders for tomorrow. That is why, in January 2015, we launched the Brend Training Academy. We have trained over 355 apprentices, which represents a quarter of the workforce as of August 2019.

In January 2019 we launched our Management Academy Programmes. These apprenticeships are designed to provide our team leaders and managers with the skills and attributes to improve their roles and propel their careers.

Benefits of being a Brend Hotels’ Apprentice

Below are just some of the benefits of becoming a Brend Hotels’ apprentice

Discounts on food & drink

• Receive 10% off your bill when dining at any establishment within the Brend Hotel group

• Receive 10% off drinks at any establishment within the Brend Hotel group

Discounts on health & beauty treatments

• Receive 10% off health & beauty treatments at any hotel within the Brend group offering these services

Reduced accommodation staff rates

• Reduced rates for staff at any hotel within the Brend group

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15% discount on all services, MOTs tyres and parts

• £1000 off any new Ford or Citroen car

• £350 discount on any used car guaranteed

• Car wash upgrade at the Esso garage, Barbican Road, Barnstaple

Company benefits

• Personal accident cover whilst travelling to and from work and whilst at work

• Access to personal accident & sickness policy - optional for employees to join 24-hour cover, including outside of working hours

• Company pension scheme

• Career training and development funding

• Discounts on personal insurance through Isca Barum

Apprentice benefits

• Receive a 20% discount on items purchased through Nisbets Catering online

Future discounts may include

• Store discount

• Great Western Rail discounts

• Discounts for staff with over 10 years service

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