25 October 2021

Hospitality Apprenticeship Week

Throughout last week we have been sharing stories and experiences from our own Levy Graduates and Apprentices. They have been detailing what they do in their current roles and why they love to work for Levy.

The aim of the week was to provide a fresh opportunity to celebrate apprenticeships in our sector. To showcase the positive differences that apprenticeships can make to individuals and to show it is more than just a job.

Natalie Hulme is one of our apprentices working in Levy UK+I. She has been with us for 3 years now and is currently working as a Event Sales + Operations Manager at Yarnfield Park. When asked about the role and about Levy, she described it as "No two days are ever the same and this is what I love most about my job – I may be working with the police one day and organising a charity conference the next. One constant is our Future First Framework, and this underpins everything we do. I am proud to work for a company that has a framework in place to deliver social purpose via its inclusive people pledge, food focus and enriching environments promise supporting the wellbeing & future of our world."

Sam Morgan is one of our apprentice chefs who is currently working in the Venues Collection as an Executive Chef. He describes the role as "every day poses different challenges, I like the changing environment that we work in with bespoke events and running a daily hotel offering- I like that Levy are forward thinking in their approach and I'm excited to be able to implement that in my area of business" 

 

 

 

Charles Greenough is a recent graduate from the Compass UK&I Operations Management Trainee Programme and he has just started his new role at Chelsea FC as a Food and Beverage Manager. Charles had this to say about his time so far at Chelsea, "the family culture of Levy, the enthusiasm and energy of everyone working together to deliver a great service to guests and client is what I like most about working here. There is also the fantastic opportunity to work within a diverse and high-volume entertainment venue."

Karine-Jazmin Munoz is currently on the Compass UK&I Graduate Operations Trainee Programme and her first rotation is at the ExCel in London. She is currently working in the Sales and Events team there and describes it as "never a dull moment, the days go by quickly as there is so much to keep busy with."

Dan Whelan is our General Manager at Sheffield United FC. He began working behind a bar and in the kitchens at the beginning of his career and he has now worked his way up through the ranks to GM. Dan enjoys "the flexibility and variety the role brings. Every day and every week is different."

 

Beth Connelly is one of our Levy graduates currently on the Operations Trainee Programme. For her first rotation, she is based at the SEC in Glasgow. During this extremely busy time, Beth's role is "making sure our hospitality workers are trained and feel comfortable in their role. With the COP26 event starting next month, a big focus is ensuring the venue is fully prepared."

Alex Evans has recently graduated the Compass UK&I Operations Trainee Programme and has now gone into his role in the mobilisation team as a Deployment Manager. Within his new role, "he loves the variety of different venues that we manage. One day I'm at the O2 and the next I'm in Twickenham. It is a fantastic experience and the buzz surrounding an event day is like nothing else."