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HIT Training Celebrates 10th Anniversary

HIT (Hospitality Industry Training Ltd), celebrated its 10th anniversary on 20th May with an all-staff conference followed by a birthday dinner, at the Hilton Hotel in Brighton.

To add to the celebrations, statistics released by the Government on the company’s birthday revealed HIT to be the most successful apprenticeship and training provider in the Hospitality and Care Industries, with a 70% average success rate. A score which is 5% ahead of its competitors and 30% over hospitality employer-led apprenticeships.

The company was co-founded in 2006 by Managing Director, Jill Whittaker FCA, and Executive Chairman, John Hyde FIH, and in the past decade it has grown to become the largest apprenticeship provider for the Hotel and Catering Industry and the Residential Care Sector.  By the end of this year over 1,000 employees from the Hospitality and Care Sectors will have gained a qualification or successfully completed an apprenticeship with the support of HIT.   The training provider employs over 500 professional trainers, recruited from within the Industry, to deliver training and assessments at over 10,000 sites across England.

Commenting on reaching the decade milestone, Jill Whittaker said: “Celebrating our 10th anniversary is a huge achievement and is something we’re all very proud of.  Over the past 10 years we have seen big changes in the apprenticeship market, and it has personally been an honour to see the company grow and develop in line with those changes to ensure we’re providing the best service possible for employers and apprentices.

“I couldn’t be more proud of our growing team and the talented individuals within it. Their combined knowledge continues to impress me daily.  Over the next few months we will arguably face the biggest challenge to the Apprenticeship Market, with the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy and new Apprenticeship Standards.  Our teams are continuously working to help support our clients through this transitional period – helping to ensure the maximum benefits are received from the Levy funds and the new standards meet their skill requirements.

“As we mark our anniversary, we’re looking ahead to the next 10 years and putting plans in place to continue to innovate and lead the provision of training and apprenticeships in the Hospitality and Care Industries.”

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