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Hospitality Skills & Quality Board

Driving the quality of hospitality apprenticeships and aligning other workplace skills and vocational education activities through one strategic, employer-led board.

The Hospitality Skills & Quality Board brings together the hospitality apprenticeship trailblazer and hospitality apprenticeship (EQA) board to form one employer-led skills and quality board which will drive the quality of apprenticeships, ensuring they remain fit for purpose, but also have a wider interest to align other workplace skills and vocational education activities in the UK.

Critically, the board brings together employers and other stakeholders, including industry bodies and learning provider representation, to act with ‘one voice’.

Facilitated by People 1st, the board will operate a number of important sub groups which will be critical to achieve its objectives. Bringing the groups together under one board will help align the variety of skills related activities undertaken in the sector.

Members of the board

Members, carefully selected for their combined expertise and passion in skills and apprenticeships, will each will play a significant role in helping to ensure we have a planned and coordinated approach to skills, which can only be achieved through a genuine partnership between employers, delivery partners and other relevant stakeholders.

  • Kathryn Porter, Director of Youth Strategy EMEA, Hilton, (chair of the board)
  • Alison Gilbert, group HR director, CH & Co Group Ltd
  • Jonathan Foot, head of apprenticeships & early careers , Compass Group
  • Paul Biddle, HR director, Harrison Catering
  • David Hoyle, people director, Fuller, Smith and Turner
  • Sean Wheeler, director of people development, Principal Hotels
  • Graham Bishop, learning and development manager, Royal Automobile Club
  • David Sheen, public affairs director, UK Hospitality
  • Tracy Dodd, director of people, Youngs & Co.
  • Chris Taylor, HR operations manager, Yum

Prospective members:

  • Graham Briggs, apprenticeship manager, Greene King PLC
  • Edward Gallier, head of learning & development, Jurys Inn Hotels
  • Jan Smallbone, director of talent development, Mitchells & Butlers

Industry invited to nominate influencers to join the board

We're looking for new members with a strong passion for skills, learning and development to join the board.

Membership to the board runs for two years from January 2019 for two years.

View the terms of reference for the board.

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Hospitality standards

View the apprenticeship standards, assessment plans and progression routes for hospitality.

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