Compass Group UK & Ireland supports National Apprenticeship Week

Food and support service provider, Compass Group UK & Ireland, is supporting National Apprenticeship week (11 – 15 March) with a week of activity to show the achievements and benefits of apprenticeships.

To kick off the week, four apprenticeships from across the business will descend on the Compass Innovation Centre in Chertsey today (11 March) for the annual apprentice cook off, which will be judged by a panel including Executive Chef for Compass Group UK & Ireland, Nick Vadis.

Wednesday 13 March will see Compass apprentices showcasing their talents at ’Made by Apprentices’; an event hosted by the Deputy Prime Minister to thank people and organisations that have supported and contributed to making apprenticeships successful over the past year. These apprentices will make a selection of canapes to be served during the evening.

On 14 March, 45 delegates from Compass’ internal management development programme, Evolve, will attend a formal graduation to receive certificates from MD of Compass Group UK & Ireland, Ian Sarson. Compass will also be attending ’Berkshire Apprenticeship Adventures’ at Legoland Windsor to showcase apprenticeships to young people. Organised by the National Apprenticeship Service, the event will be attended by pupils from 16 schools, across six unitary authorities, as well as 16-24 year olds from Berkshire who are currently not in education, employment or training.

“Great people are at the very core of our business and are fundamental to its success,” says Sarson. “As someone who started their career within food service through an industry qualification and a passion for great food, I strongly believe we have a responsibility to equip people with the right skills and opportunities, enabling them to develop their careers in this industry. Compass is committed to providing apprenticeships and training to grow talent at every level throughout the business.”

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