Casual Dining Group (CDG) has developed its learning and development programme with the addition of a range of new courses in partnership with UK universities.
The first of the new programmes is a BA (Hons) Business Management Degree run in partnership with Leeds Beckett University, and enables operations managers and support centre leaders to complete a fully-funded degree alongside their day job.
CDG has also introduced a chef programme at University College Birmingham, targeting students completing level two and above; and an Elevate programme, targeted at general managers within the business who are looking to progress to multi-site leaders.
The new courses have been launched following the promotion of Claire Clarke to group HR director, in which she is responsible for overseeing all strategic HR decisions across CDG.
“We truly care about our people and their progression within the business, and wanted to positively promote a career in hospitality, demonstrating that it’s possible to progress from entry level to management at ease,” says Clarke.
“With these programmes in place, we’re able to offer a clear career path and clarity for each individual. The onus is on the individual and every course participant will be the driving force behind their own progression, we simply provide the tools, structure and advice they need to take the next step in their career. I’m thrilled to be leading these industry-leading programmes and look forward to working closely with each individual during the course.”