Buzzworks joins fight to bring through new generation of hospitality talent

Buzzworks Holdings, Scotland’s fastest growing hospitality business, has announced a
unique partnership with Apprenticeship in Hospitality Scotland (AHS).

The family-owned business, which currently employs over 500 staff, will be working
alongside AHS to deliver a two-year Modern Apprenticeship in Hospitality Services for
anyone aged between 17-24 years old, providing an industry-led hospitality apprenticeship programme developed to offer an alternative to university.

Renowned for being named in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work for consecutively for five years running, Buzzworks pride themselves in supporting personal growth for every employee through industry leading training and bespoke development programs.

As part of their training, Buzzworks will now be offering staff the rare opportunity to take part in the apprenticeship programme to achieve recognised qualifications within hospitality.

Working alongside AHS, Buzzworks expect the new partnership will be a fantastic training
ground for current employees, as well as those looking to find a rewarding career within the industry.

The partnership between Buzzworks and AHS also follows the ongoing recruitment issues within the hospitality sector throughout the UK, involving both chefs and front of house staff.

With increased staff shortages across the board, it is hoped that by showing hospitality as a viable career for young people and providing the opportunity to learn the skills needed to thrive within the industry, the next generation of talent needed within the trade will be brought through.

Nicola Watt, Head of People, said, “As a proud partner of the Apprenticeship in Hospitality Scotland, we aim to inspire the next generation of hospitality professionals and support them in building a successful long-term career within the industry.

“Despite a tough 18 months for everyone within the sector, we are committed to ensuring that the hospitality industry will come out the other side stronger and bigger than ever. As a business we are excited to both welcome and work alongside the future of hospitality within our venues and we can’t wait to see where this innovative partnership leads us.”

Successful applicants will spend six months in four key departments to develop the necessary skills and abilities to achieve a SCQF Level 5 in Hospitality Services, whilst AHS will also provide a programme to restaurants through its Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery - which will see young professionals complete two years in Professional Cookery (SCQF Level 5).

Angela Newton, AHS Co-Ordinator, said, “‘The Apprenticeship in Hospitality Scotland is delighted to welcome Buzzworks as a new partner and look forward to working together with them to support their new apprentice.'