RBH & Birmingham Uni partner for hotel management course

A group of 19 young hospitality stars have taken their places on a new collaborative Management Trainee course in partnership with hotel management company RBH and University College Birmingham.

RBH – formerly Redefine|BDL Hotels – announced the programme earlier this year, following its success across its luxury QHotels portfolio in recent years.

The candidates will earn and learn, working within the hotel industry, while gaining a recognised, formal qualification from the university.

Over the course of the next two years, the candidates will come together for selected masterclasses, while gaining hands-on experience at selected hotels across the RBH portfolio, including DoubleTree by Hilton Westerwood near Glasgow, The Nottingham Belfry, Oulton Hall and Stratford Manor.

The candidates have spent three-days on an induction onto the course, where they found out more about what the next two years on the course holds, with sessions at Telford Hotel & Golf Resort as well as a day at University College Birmingham.

Sarah Abercrombie, RBH’s Educational Development Manager, said, “I’m proud to see our 19 candidates embarking on what I’m sure will prove to be a rewarding and challenging journey. Each of them have shown so much promise already, and I am confident they will excel.

“The course has gone from strength to strength in recent years, and it’s wonderful to see it take its place among RBH’s flagship talent development programmes like the hugely successful Pyramid Programme for promising heads of department, and the ExCel programme which allows stand-out deputy general managers to make the next step in their careers.”

Charlotte Parr (19), who will be based at Crewe Hall Hotel, said, “I’ve been looking forward to getting started on the training programme since I found out I’d won a place a couple of months ago. I can’t wait to start learning even more about the industry and to gain all the experience I need to further my career.”