The platform, ‘UKH Pathway’, will be free to use while hospitality businesses remain closed due to the Covid-19 crisis, and will provide access to learning, wellbeing and personal development resources for furloughed employees.
E-learning courses tailored by CPL Learning will aim to give hospitality employees with opportunities to develop their skills across a diverse range of subjects.
UKH said UKH Pathway will provide links to mental and physical wellbeing resources, assets aimed at developing skills and competencies, and content tailored to hospitality skills. Users will be able to access a library of knowledge and keep a record of their achievements online.
UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls said: “UKH Pathway is a hugely valuable resource for hospitality employees looking to hone their skills and broaden their knowledge-base.
“Hospitality has been one of the hardest-hit sectors and our fantastic team members have, in many cases, been furloughed during the crisis. UKH Pathway gives them the opportunity to learn new skills and develop their personal abilities.”
She added: “We hope that, not only will this provide employees with an outlet, it will mean we are in the best possible position to thrive once again when the crisis passes, and venues begin to reopen.”
Jamie Campbell, COO, CPL Learning said: “We recognise that we need to continue supporting hospitality team members during this challenging scenario and provide them with a way to stay connected to our fantastic industry. The UKH Pathway is our first step in this process. It will allow individuals to further their personal development, clearly showing the commitment we, as a sector, have in developing people.
“The initial range of courses and content focuses on four topic areas; Wellbeing, Product, Personal Development and Hospitality. This is the first step of something that we believe will be an essential resource for the industry beyond the challenges we face right now, supporting career development across the industry.”