QHotels is celebrating after receiving a national HR award for
its training and apprenticeship programmes.
The HR Distinction Awards recognise the most creative and
engaging company projects, as well as inspirational rising stars of
the industry. QHotels received the Distinction in Developing Future
Talent award, after demonstrating how the group has developed
talent across the business through a range of internal and external
In 2016, QHotels launched it's 'Get into Q' apprenticeship
programme with 52 apprentices, and now the group is looking to
recruit a further 100 apprentices this year. The apprenticeships
are available in a range of specialist areas such as operational
management, maintenance, accounts, food and beverage and spa.
In addition, QHotels' Professional Hospitality Operations
Management programme is the first qualification of its type to be
provided by aUKhotel group and is awarded by University College
The bespoke hospitality course has given employees a hands-on
education whilst in operational, managerial and sales roles. The
foundation degree is offered to current employees and external
applicants to learn while they work on a full-time basis.
Nichola Roskell, Director of HR at QHotels, said: "We're
delighted to have received a HR Distinction Award. To be recognised
outside of the hospitality industry is a huge achievement and this
award is testament to the work of our dedicated HR team and the
success of the training and apprenticeship schemes we have
delivered across the group.
"We are very mindful that we only achieve business success
through employing like-minded people, and through providing real
development opportunities for a sustainable career in hospitality.
Our focus now will be on continuing to attract and retain the very
best team members, as the employment market becomes ever more
The HR Distinction Awards, which took place as part of the HR
Directors Summit at ICC Birmingham, were judged by leading
authorities and HR specialists from across a range of sectors.
The panel of judges commented on QHotels' accolade: "The
hospitality industry faces very unique challenges, which is why
QHotels really stood out for the Developing Future Talent Award,
due to their holistic approach to identifying and developing
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