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TGI Fridays eases path to management for restaurant staff

TGI Fridays eases path to management for restaurant staff

Restaurant chain TGI Fridays has launched a Learners Qualification Programme (LQP), which is available to those who are aspiring to move into management. The 12-month development plan is equivalent to two A-levels and is offered in partnership with HIT Training. The programme consists of on-the-job experience, projects based on manager competencies, reading assignments, and regular testing.

Casual Dining Group beefs up kitchens with new recruitment programme

Casual Dining Group plans to run 100 more apprenticeships this year on top of the 116 already in place across 60 restaurants within its portfolio, the company has announced. Since its launch last year, which saw CDG partner with Remit Training to deliver apprenticeships across its growing estate of 300 restaurants, CDG has developed a

Chronic chef shortage could make a turkey out of restaurants this Christmas

Six in ten specialist recruitment agencies will be unable to provide enough chefs to restaurants and other hospitality firms over Christmas due to a skill shortage, a leading UK recruitment body has warned. Research carried out by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) shows that 89% of recruitment firms had seen demand for chefs increase

Pantheon Catering Equipment appoints former chef as sales director

Pantheon Catering Equipment has appointed Stuart Hayes as sales director. He will be responsible for expanding dealerships across the UK and further strengthening the Pantheon brand in the marketplace. Mr Hayes started his career as a chef, working his way up to include stints at The Savoy and Gleneagles. He later switched to selling equipment

Innovation accelerates as McDonald’s hires 5000 more workers in the UK

McDonald’s will add 5000 more people by the end of next yer to its UK team as its outlets open for longer, extend the range of food and beverages it offers, and adds table service to a growing number of restaurants. Its innovation project will see another 250 stores transformed this year, with self-service kiosks

Millennial generation wants industry career progression

Restaurant operators looking to recruit and retain the millennial generation need to offer a clear vision on career progression, according to research from Robert Walters, a global recruitment specialist. There is not a strict consensus on the age range of millennials, but they are typically described as being born in the 1980s and 90s, so

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