Inntel beefs up training academy

A training academy has received a makeover from run-of-the-mill operation to tailored training and development.

Following the success of the Inntel Academy and to ensure it continues to improve and help staff fulfil their potential, Inntel are looking to expand their offering through the likes of further apprenticeships, and hope to partner up with local educational outlets.

Douglas O’Neill, managing director, said: “On-going training and development of our staff is fundamental for sustainable growth, which is why we launched our own ‘Inntel Academy’ last year. Together with departmental managers, individuals training programmes are created for each member of staff. As a result we have a great framework and pipeline of young talent coming through the business”.

O’Neill said the changes will allow Inntel to offer a comprehensive, company-wide training and development plan for all new starters and existing employees, and ensure that Inntel are able to provide the required level of investment to enhance and develop our staff.

Abby Penston, director of business travel said: “Apprentices are a great way to invest in a business and have numerous mutual benefits. Following on from Inntel employing its first apprentice in 2014 we have now decided to extend the programme. For the individual it is often their first step into the business and office environment, so enabling them to gain valuable experience and hone their ‘soft skills’ such as administration and communication is extremely valuable. For the business, it is a reliable investment as most apprentices pay for themselves within two to four years and often demonstrate strong loyalty and commitment to the business”.

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