Our team members are the greatest asset we have in our business. We want to grow and retain the best possible Side by Side team that we can by maximising the skills of our existing colleagues. One of the ways we can do this is by offering a range of apprenticeships. A number of our team members are already involved in apprenticeship schemes covering areas such as Business Improvement Techniques, Business and administration, Hospitality management, Support cleaning services and supervisory skills.
Name – Louise Wilson
Role – Cleaning Supervisor
Site – Ripon
Course – Advanced Apprenticeship in Team Leader/Supervisor Level 3
What 3 words would you used to describe your apprenticeship experience? Informative, innovative and enriching.
What has been the biggest challenge you have faced so far on the course? The biggest challenge I faced is overcoming my nerves and feeling confident speaking to a group of people that I didn’t really know.
If you could choose 1 area of development that you would like to take away from the course, what would that be and why? For me the main benefit of the course has been to help me achieve progression. It has enabled me to move towards the next level of opportunity within the company.
We are looking forward to the launch of our Catering Apprenticeship Programme later in the year. We’ll be offering best in class development opportunities to our current catering teams and aspiring chefs and we have set up a steering group to identify and develop the courses that will be the most valuable to our company.
The apprenticeship courses we will engage in for 2018 will be a mix of level 2 and level 3 apprenticeships including:
– Commins Chef – L2 (England)
– Chef De Partie – L3 (England)
– Senior Production Chef – L3 (England)
– Professional Cookery L2 & L3 (Scotland & Northern Ireland)
This is just the start, there will lots of apprenticeship activity happening across all regions over the duration of the contract and the catering programme is the first step.
“The customer can see a real difference in the offers that are available, not only with the Core choices but also the retail offer, notable the standards and the pricing.”
“The feedback I have received from units has been great to hear. The service / hotplate areas and dining room are looking brilliant now that they have had their facelifts!”
“The professional credibility of Aramark rode on its delivery of PAYD in Northern Ireland and I must say that the team produced the goods. 1 May saw tills open, excellent menus served and friendly staff assisting customers as they transition to a new dining system.”
“The food was outstanding and the staff were exceptional, all guests commented on how enjoyable the food was and how friendly and professional the staff were. The company should be extremely proud.”
“Great food offer guys, value for money and well received by the troops in London. Please keep it up!”
“We recently had a Care Quality Commission inspection of the facility which we passed. We are very happy with the professionalism the cleaning team show on a day to day basis and they are instrumental in helping us achieve the standard of cleanliness that we require in a clinical building.”
“Having been supported by many Junior ranks messes over the years, I can say with complete sincerity, that you and your staff have provided the best level of service and food and should be very proud of the reputation you have built up.”
“The food and service was outstanding! I had lots of people come and tell me to pass their compliments on to the chefs. People were so impressed that I think it’s only fair to recognise the achievement on paper.”
“The G1 Audit team from 4 Bde carried out their audit/inspection and no points were raised. They could not even offer recommendations on how to enhance the service you provide. Your knowledge and experience were vital in ensuring that the unit remained compliant.”
“The recent disruption caused by snow was a classic example of your work ethic, managing to restore calm from the chaos of 3 days of lost clinics. Without your ongoing sterling efforts, the RRU would likely cease to run effectively thus impacting our core business of patient care.”