Fast food giant KFC has revealed that it has invested £3.5 million in apprenticeship programmes since 2011 and is continuing to spend on education.
It has announced that it will be expanding its current education programme to provide opportunities to all members of staff. Its new apprenticeship programmes will launch in May.
The programme comprises of level 2 apprenticeship in food and beverage service and in food production; level 3 apprenticeship in leadership and management; level 5 foundation degree apprenticeship in leadership and management; level 6 chartered manager degree apprenticeship in business management.
Since 2012, 600 people have graduated from KFC’s apprenticeship programmes and graduates have gone on to gain NVQ’s in hospitality and maths and English qualifications.
In September, KFC launched its degree apprenticeship initiative alongside De Montfort University, becoming one of the first businesses, and one of only two in the sector, to spearhead the new style of apprenticeship, which was announced by the government last year to bring together higher and vocational education.