We are delivering and helping recruit Apprenticeships across the Accor Mecure, Pullman and Novotel companies. Straight A Training has a long established relationship with the London Accor hotels in particular, and this is now extending across the country. Recent starters to the programme are the hotels in Norwich, Coventry and Ipswich, and we will be increasing this activity throughout 2015.

The Berkeley Hotel is a 5 star luxury and contemporary chic hotel in Knightsbridge. Straight A Training started working with The Berkeley in June 2009, specialising in the provision of Apprenticeships in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership, Food and Beverage Service and Professional Cookery. Most recently, Straight A Training has begun providing the Diploma of Hospitality Supervision and Leadership programme within the hotel’s new Koffman’s restaurant.

From breakfast to bedtime and everything in between, Bill's is always where people want to come back to. The Skills with Bill's partnership was formed with Straight A Training in 2013 and has continually expanded to meet an increasing number of Bill's Restaurants.  Our coaches deliver a range of hospitality and management qualifications and Apprenticeships, including Effective Management, Team Leading, Professional Cookery and Customer Services.

The Channel 4 broadcasting company started in 1982 and has broadcast across the country ever since. Over the years Channel 4 has gained millions of viewers. Straight A Training works with Channel 4 to recruit and provide Apprenticeship learners and then support with the training to help them gain an Apprenticeship qualification in Business Administration. The new cohort are starting in June 2015 and we are also very excited to be delivering the pilot of the Level 4 Business Administration Apprenticeship with them.

Based in the heart of vibrant Soho, Chotto Matte brings together the best of Japanese and Peruvian cultures to serve high quality Nikkei cuisine, colourful cocktails and live music.

We started delivering a range of qualifications for this new and exciting venture in August 2014. Staff are working towards accreditation in areas across the business, from Management to Professional Cookery depending on their job roles. We have also undertaken First Aid and Train the Trainer for them as the business is developing and these are needed.

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Eton College were seeking a suitable training company to train both in-house cleaning staff and staff who work in the College Laundry. Straight A Training provided this in a very professional way; both in their approach to the problem and in the way they delivered the training. The training was very much focused around the way we work at Eton and involved the staff with a very practical approach to the training. All the staff commented on both the quality of the teaching and how much they learnt .

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The Intercontinental Hotel, Park Lane, London

Straight A has been a strength for us to enhance our learning culture at the hotel. They have been extremely knowledgeable, reliable and consistent in all delivery for all participants. Thus helping us to increase our bank of highly professional hospitality individuals.

ITV is a national broadcasting company which has been broadcasting across the UK since 1955. Straight A Training has now been working with ITV for several years and recruits and delivers a yearly Apprenticeship programme for Advanced Apprenticeships in Business Administration across the company. The value of this relationship was recognised in 2013 when ITV and Straight A Training won the London Apprenticeship Large Employer Award.

I think that at ITV we are trusted with genuine work, it is a real representation of the real world. We aren't getting given smaller, easier tasks, we are getting real tasks. they are putting their trust in us and giving us serious tasks to do. Since working at ITV I have gained an understanding of what responsibility really is.
- Ellie. 2015

The Langham was opened in 1865 by the Prince of Wales at that time. Famously located in Portland Place, Regent Street it is one of the Leading Hotels of the World and has a fascinating history.

Straight A Training has been working with the Langham for several years to support all levels of role and functions within the business. Having already achieved level 4 Management qualifications with Learners at the Langham, 2015 will see us increase this Management programme and we will be supporting Learners on qualifications at the hotel ranging across Levels 2,3,4 and 5.

Straight A have developed a strong understanding of our corporate Values. They are committed to supporting our brand and ensuring that the learning is made relevant to our workplace. I can see that Apprenticeships are assisting us to support and nurture our talent. Colleagues who have participated in Apprenticeships have frequently transferred to new departments and benefitted from promotions.

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Swain & Jones, a privately owned Jaguar Dealer, and Land Rover Authorised Repairer in Farnham, Surrey and Hampshire.

Following the completion of a successful Apprenticeship programme last year we are now recruiting for a new Apprentice for valeting and general duties at this high end dealership.

Aprils kitchen offers outside catering services in Kent, London and the surrounding areas. As April was one of our successful learners herself we are proud to support her in her own venture and looking forwards to collaborating as the business grows.

www.aprilskitchen.net

See our News Section too for Aprils article about her Apprenticeship experience and how it helped give her the confidence to start her business.

I am now running my own outside catering business which I absolutely love. Thanks to your support I have gained the experience and confidence to be able to do this so thank you again.
April Alabi

Community Fibre work with Westminster City Council and CityWest Homes to provide ultrafast fibre broadband and TV to thousands of Londoners in a rapidly growing number of homes in Westminster. We are delighted to be the provider for their first Apprenticeships programme and are currently recruiting for customer service and business administration vacancies with the first candidates planned to start in July 2015.