Pizza Hut serves up 250 apprenticeships

Pizza Hut in Scotland is set to join the apprenticeships world when it creates 250 new apprenticeships over the next five years. The company says that it will offer Apprenticeships from Level two to Level three which will cover a range of areas including Food Production and Cooking and Hospitality Supervision and Leadership. It will also provide employees with a range of skills required to kick start long term careers within the hospitality industry.

Kathryn Austin, director of HR and marketing at Pizza Hut, said: “The hospitality industry is the fourth largest employer in the UK, which means we have a responsibility to help grow and develop the next generation and dispel the myth that an apprenticeship is a secondary choice. As a leading hospitality business, our people are our greatest asset and we want to equip them with the right skills to succeed for their future.

‘An excellent route into the workplace’

“Quality apprenticeship programmes are an excellent route into the workplace, providing a high level of on-the-job training and support. We are delighted to launch our Modern Apprenticeship Programme in partnership with ITC Academy in Scotland and will continue to provide our apprentices and team members with the best training and development, offering them skills for life, not just for working in a restaurant.”

The news was welcomed by Scotland’s Minister for Employability and Training, Jamie Hepburn MSP, who said: “Modern apprentices make a real contribution to our economy and I am pleased that large organisations, such as Pizza Hut Restaurants, see the real benefits they bring to their business. It was a great pleasure to meet some of their modern apprentices and I wish them all the best as they embark on their careers.”