A number of on-site catering training facilities for the De Vere Academy of Hospitality, established to provide training to fill vacancies within the hospitality industry, both in-house and to wider industry.
Costing an initial £1m to set up, the scheme was created by the De Vere Group with support from the National Apprenticeship Service, local councils in targeted areas, along with a number of corporate sponsors.
The academy's aim was to offer training to young people in professional kitchen and front-of-house skills over a number of years, targeting areas of high unemployment combined with a high demand for hospitality workers.
It offered apprentices on work placements at no cost to businesses, allowing a means of trialling trainees for a full-time position and giving them the required experience to fulfil it.
On-Site Kitchen Rentals Ltd supplied a number of semi-permanent kitchen, office and storage units to numerous sites including: Harben House Hotel (Newport Pagnall), Tranmere Rovers FC (Liverpool) and Wychwood Park Hotel (Crewe)