Thai Leisure Group (TLG) has launched an apprenticeship programme called Suksaa, Thai for ‘learning’, aimed at formalising training for its business managers.
The company has partnered with HIT Training to establish the course, which will initially support managers from across England and Scotland, and has been tailor-made to align with the specific needs and culture of TLG.
Apprentices will undertake a Level 4 Hospitality Manager Apprenticeship, gaining insight into wider group operations and equipping them with expert business, people and customer relations skills.
They will be mentored by a member of the group’s senior leadership team and attend workshops at sites across the UK, with a final session in Bangkok to help capture the essence of the country that inspires the group.
“As we grow and evolve as a business, retaining and reinforcing our culture, as well as offering clear career progression for our employees, have become increasingly important for us,” says TLG group brand strategy director James Hacon.
“We are immensely proud that currently over 80% of our business managers have been recruited internally and we are dedicated to providing them with the bespoke training they need to grow as individuals and step up within the business.
“We’re delighted to be working with HIT as our training provider of choice. They completely get our business and understand the importance of embedding our culture throughout all training. They will also be helping us to roll out chef and front of house training programmes soon.”