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Center Parcs launches new apprenticeship programme

The scheme will help staff develop their interpersonal skills, gain a deeper understanding of organisational strategy and learn how best to support and develop individuals

Village holiday group Center Parcs has partnered with hospitality training outfit HIT Training, to launch a new apprenticeship programme.

Building on its existing management training, the new scheme will support 56 apprentices across Center Parcs’ five villages and company headquarters.

It will welcome delegates from a variety of roles including leisure, housekeeping and food and beverage, with successful learners being accredited with a Level 3 Team Leader Apprenticeship award and ILM Level 3 diploma in management.

There will be a focus on face-to-face workshops and the chance to experience different roles, encouraging greater awareness of Center Parcs’ wider business and the opportunities and challenges experienced by each division.

Tracey Anderson, performance and development manager at Center Parcs, said: “We have always offered great management and leadership programmes at Center Parcs and this is a great addition to what we offer.

“Going forward, our apprentices will learn from this great programme then will be able to share their experiences with colleagues and become role models for other members of the team.”

Jill Whittaker, managing director of HIT Training, said: “Working in partnership with Center Parcs, we have developed a tailored apprenticeship programme which maps to their existing training and sits perfectly alongside the competencies of the ILM management diploma.

“Together, we will provide employees with the industry-specific skills and confidence needed to progress in their careers and help secure the continued success of the business.

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