Apprentice: Holiday Inn Derby Riverlights

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn is one of the world's largest hotel chains. Their committed to providing all our guests the most comfortable and relaxing stay. 

We spoke to their apprentice to get their views on apprenticeships.

How did you get into an apprenticeship?

I attended Derby College and was doing an NVQ in Culinary Skills.

Why did you take up an apprenticeship?

It was a way for me to get my foot in the door of work, but at the same time learn what I needed to at college and in the hotel.

What are the benefits of an apprenticeship?

Being able to work, even though it is a low wage, it means that I might have had a job at the end of it, which I was successful enough to have.

How did your parents felt when you started an apprenticeship?

They were happy that I had made a decision to do something as they knew I did not want to go to University.

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