Twenty of our graduates have celebrated a successful year at a graduation presentation held at Blue Fin Building, London.
Since its launch in 2011, we have taken over 90 graduates through the programme. The Graduate Programme receives over 500 applications each year, and provides university leaders with an intensive introduction to the world of hospitality.
Nine months of training saw our graduates working in departments across the business including health and safety, HR, kitchen management and finance. They worked on some very exciting projects including new business mobilisations, new food concept launches and sales presentations. Guided by their senior operations team and the Learning and Development team, the graduates have all secured management roles within the business.
There was also double celebration to recognise the achievements of twelve employees across BaxterStorey, Holroyd Howe and Searcys who took part in this year’s Advanced Management Programme. The programmes gives our middle management colleagues who aspire to progress to senior roles, the opportunity to develop their leadership skills.
This year’s projects, which have been successfully launched across the business, included themes around employee wellbeing, burns prevention and the GDPR.
Commenting on the graduates success, chairman Alastair Storey said: “I am incredibly proud of all those who have achieved success through this year’s programmes. I know future business growth depends on the development and progression of all of our teams.
“For those that have completed the Graduates Programme, their success demonstrates their enthusiasm and dedication to this industry. I look forward to welcoming them to the BaxterStorey family and to watching them grow further.
“I have been extremely impressed by all those participants on the Advanced Management Programme this year. Their achievements remind me of the many exceptionally talented employees we have, that make this business what it is. I look forward to working with them more, and to continue to watch their careers develop further.”