UKHospitality unveils new skills passport

UKHospitality unveiled further details about its new hospitality skills passport at its recent Workforce and Skills event. It will enable employees to demonstrate completion of the universal entry standard, giving employers confidence that new starters are competent across a wide variety of necessary skills.

The concept has been tested, in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions, through five pilot schemes across England and Wales. The passport can be used at every level of the sector, from new starters to experienced staff, and will further professionalise training and development in hospitality.

Kate Nicholls, chief executive of UKHospitality, said: “There are multiple routes into hospitality, and with more than 200 different qualifications on offer, getting started can be confusing and deter potential entrants. That’s why a universal entry standard has never been more important.

“The new hospitality skills passport initiative that we’ve developed, which is backed by the sector and being piloted by government, does just that and can revolutionise the way we recruit, induct and develop our people. We now need to move into the next phase to roll this out on a wider scale.”

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