Burhill Group Ltd is leading the way in providing pathways for trainee and apprentice employees at its 21 golf and leisure venues across the UK.
The group offers a variety of apprenticeship training opportunities, such as Business Administration, Catering and Hospitality Management and Greenkeeping, and currently has 24 apprentices in place across its portfolio, with a further seven in registration. This all adds up to a £42,000 investment into BGL’s apprenticeship training for 2019, with an increased £60,000 forecast in place for 2020.
“We are committed to developing our own people and providing opportunities for them to rise through the ranks at BGL,” commented BGL CEO, Colin Mayes. “It speaks great volumes about the management and support at our venues and the great opportunities to not only find a role, but to develop a career within our group. We’ve seen the success of candidates in our organisation who have come through these programmes and this has only reinforced our desire to continue to grow and expand the schemes in 2020 and beyond.”
The group’s long-term pledge to advancing the careers of its people also includes the successful internal Manager in Training programme, which has placed several key fast rising leaders within the BGL group. Investing in its leaders of the future for BGL includes providing access to further education, having recently enrolled successful team members for fully funded Masters’ degree apprenticeship programmes with the University of Surrey.
BGL’s commitment to development is not reserved just for managerial roles; the group has also developed a training pathway for its Food & Beverage employees, supporting staff in their progression with a mapped-out development pathway to show how training can help them to advance in their career. In addition, a year ago BGL introduced its own Learning Management System, The Academy, which provides access to more than 900 online courses for over 1000 employees across the group.
Pictured above: Burhill Golf Club’s General Manager Dubravka Griffiths, Apprentice Jess Rosser and BGL CEO Colin Mayes