Group’s Specialist Markets Division is celebrating a £750,000 boost for its NVQ
training programme in partnership with leading hospitality training provider
new award, from the Learning and Skills Council-funded National Contracts Service,
follows around £1 million of funding from the same body last year. Combined with the division’s other training
schemes, it will create what is believed to be the hospitality industry’s
largest-ever NVQ training programme, giving opportunities for 2,000 people to
undertake NVQ qualifications by June 2004.
funding from the National Contracts Service is providing training places for
NVQ Level 2 qualifications in Food and Drink Service, Food Preparation,
Customer Service and Hospitality Quick Service and NVQ Level 3 qualifications
are delighted to have received further funding from the National Contracts
Service which will guarantee that our people have the right skills to continue
to deliver the first-rate service our clients expect,” says Mary Noble,
divisional training manager for Compass Group’s Specialist Markets Division.
“We have excellent in-house training tools, but the NVQ programme is important
because it gives staff external recognition of their expertise.”
training programme extends across all companies which form part of the
Division: healthcare hotel services company Medirest; specialist education
caterer Scolarest; defence catering and hotel services provider Eurest Defence
Support Services; Eurest Criminal Justice, which provides catering and support
services to the police, prison authorities and the fire service; and Eurest
Managed Services which provides managed services across all sectors.