Case study from Jordanne, who is currently completing a Level 4 Hospitality Manager Apprenticeship with Deltic.
“I strive to be the best I can possibly be at my job and being a perfectionist I like to have the answer to any question or problem that comes my way. So when my general manager discussed the apprenticeship scheme with me, it seemed like the ideal opportunity to improve my skills and develop my weaker areas.
The programme, to be completed over a 16-18 month period is designed to bridge the gap between assistant manager and deputy manager level, and I’m thrilled that it has helped me achieve my recent promotion to deputy manager! It has grown my self-confidence and shown that hard work and commitment is recognised and appreciated.
Although it can be tricky to juggle the apprenticeship with busy trading periods, every day is a learning day and it’s really helped me identify and focus on my weaker areas, as well as teaching me a lot about my management style and how I work with others.
The programme is definitely worthwhile as not only a great way to develop, but to show your willingness to progress”.
Case study from Renars, who is currently completing a Level 3 Hospitality Supervisor Apprenticeship with Deltic.
“I saw the apprenticeship as an opportunity to learn about the sector I have chosen to build a career in, allowing me to excel in my position and offer the most I possibly can.
The program has given me the opportunity to visit other Deltic venues and the HUB, as well as being invited to the House of Commons for a National Apprenticeship week last year.
The content of the course has an easy-going slow and the knowledge is very practical, which makes application reasonably comfortable. End-point assessments are well organised, making the process less stressful than some may think.
The apprenticeship has helped me improve the staff situation at my venue, specifically the motivational theories helping me to reduce staff turnover, improve sales revenue and increase morae and chemistry within the team.
On a personal level, it has helped me become more organised and improved my ability to juggle more things at once”.
Case study from Vickie, who is currently completing a Level 3 Hospitality Supervisor Apprenticeship with Deltic.
“I’m the kind of person who likes to progress and learn new things, so when my general manager first told me that the scheme was a great way for me to progress in my career, it really sold it to me.
The workshops are very informative and hearing the experiences of other managers, supervisors and crew members out on the floors of different venues has been a key part of my learning. I’m not just writing things up in a workbook and sending it off; I’m implementing the things I’m learning in my day-to-day job and learning more and more about the industry as I go.
Having left college 5 years ago, writing essays and researching wasn’t something I had done in a long time – so this was an achievement in itself! My greatest achievement of the programme so far though, was being asked to attend an apprenticeship day at the House of Commons and receive an Outstanding Achievement award.
I have learnt and grown so much from the programme that I would encourage anyone who wants a career in the night-time hospitality sector to go for it!”
Case study from Joe, who is 6 months into a 12 month Hospitality Supervisor Apprenticeship with Deltic.
“I was attracted by the prospect of being able to learn new skills whilst working on the job, and being able to further the knowledge that I already held to put me in the best position possible to advance my career with Deltic.
The financial elements of the apprenticeship have particularly helped as looking back from the start of the programme to now, I have been able to further understand gross profit margins, calculating liquor margins and become able to analyse a profit and loss sheet; all skills which I wouldn’t have achieved without the support of my HIIT trainers and colleagues.
My greatest achievement of the apprenticeship to date is being nominated for the ‘Rising Star of the Year 2018’ award (Joe was also nominated for the ‘Assistant Manager of the Year’ award at the 2018 Deltic conference). It is a great achievement on a personal level to be recognised for any kind of award, and to be nominated by my seniors is a tremendous honour.
The skills, information and knowledge that I have learnt through this process has set me in good stead to reach my goal of becoming a deputy manager within the Deltic Group”.
Case study from Matt, who is currently completing a Level 4 Hospitality Manager Apprenticeship with Deltic.
“I am always looking at ways to improve myself and the course offered a detailed plan, focusing on weaknesses I wanted to improve, setting targets and ensuring they were focused on.
Together we created an 18-month plan, outlining how the tasks would improve my skills as a manager. I completed the set workbooks before workshops, allowing me to approacg the workshop with an understanding of the topic.
The small groups allow everyone to be involved and makes you really feel like you can take something away from it.
I’ve developed a further understanding of how my venue works and I work closely with my general manager. I recently booked a glitter party for our Friday night and there was a great buzz around the room!
The apprenticeship has helped me show managers in my region my intentions, develop my skills and offered an opportunity in a very busy industry, for me to put myself forward and focus on my own development inside of the business needs”.
Case study from a recent Finance Graduate Scheme leaver.
“I joined the Deltic Group graduate programme after completing my degree in Accounting and Finance at Birmingham City University.
My key consideration was to work for a business that placed value in an accounting qualification and looked to support and develop graduates throughout their training programme.
I knew immediately after meeting with the team at Deltic that this was the only place that I wanted to be. Once I landed the job there were never any nerves or reservations, just excitement at the thought of joining a vibrant team and beginning my career with the largest nightclub operator in Europe.
From the word go there was always something new to learn and the people were more than willing to invest the time to talk things through with you. I genuinely felt like there was a focus on developing my skills and knowledge on a very individual basis.
One thing that really stands out is Deltic’s commitment to making it a great business to work for. The company culture programme is looked at on a regular basis to ensure that everybody feels like they are valued as individuals and recognised for their commitment to the business. From team building days out, to the annual conference, to club launch nights, they really capture the essence of the industry in everything that they do and sell the experience of a having a great time at every opportunity.
Having completed the graduate programme becoming a qualified ACCA, I joined a leading global consumer goods firm that’s listed on the FTSE250. The Deltic grad programme has provided me with first class training and development opportunities that have opened many doors for me. I will always be grateful for my time with Deltic, knowing that it has provided me with the tools that are necessary for a long and rewarding career”.