Ofsted in “Good” Spirits after review of Pub Company
Spirit Pub Company has achieved an excellent result following its first Ofsted inspection.
The Ofsted inspectors gave the pub company a grade 2 status in all areas of the Apprenticeship Programme, which was launched by Spirit just three years ago.
The programme was praised for its high success rates and good development of workplace skills, highlighting that career progression is clearly identified for candidates and that many decide to commit to stay with the company for the long term.
Mark Peters, Head of Training and Qualifications for Spirit, said: ?We are thrilled with our ?Good? grade from Ofsted. Within three years we have created a strong, comprehensive and effective apprenticeship programme that is unparalleled in the hospitality sector.
?As part of our strategy to be the best, we are committed to providing a clear career path for those looking to join the hospitality sector that develops candidates to be the best they can be.?
The Apprenticeship Programme, which is supported by Charnwood Training Group and Mindleaders, now employs more than 400 apprentices over five apprenticeship qualifications.
Jeremy Scorer, managing partner of Charnwood Training Group, commented: ?This is a fantastic achievement and is testament to the importance that Spirit places on training across the business. Achieving Grade 2 Status is not to be underestimated ? the inspection process is extremely rigorous. We?ve enjoyed a great working relationship with Spirit for three years now and are delighted to have supported them through the process.
?It?s always been clear that Charnwood and Spirit share a passion for making training meaningful and delivering benefits to every individual as well as the business as a whole.”