At an event held at the Blue Fin Building, London on Tuesday 5th June, leading UK hospitality provider, BaxterStorey, celebrated the success of the graduates of both its Graduate Programme and Advanced Management Programme. The programmes represent two of many schemes run by BaxterStorey that are designed to develop the individuals and teams that make up the company. They demonstrate the business’ exceptional commitment to its employees’ career progression.
The Graduate Programme
The programme was first introduced in 2011 and provides support and guidance to exceptional young people who are starting their careers in hospitality. This year, 20 talented individuals participated in and graduated from the Graduate Programme. The graduates completed 9 months of training in departments including health and safety, HR, creative thinking, kitchen management and finance. They went on to work across a number of businesses that BaxterStorey works with as well as supporting sales and new business mobilisations. Participants have graduated into a range of hospitality-focused roles within BaxterStorey.
Since its inception in 2011, BaxterStorey has taken over 90 graduates through the programme. The Graduate Programme receives over 500 applications each year, demonstrating the business’ attractiveness as a positive career provider and graduates’ recognition of BaxterStorey as an aspirational employer.
The Advanced Management Programme
12 employees across BaxterStorey, Holroyd Howe and Searcys took part in this year’s Advanced Management Programme, which aims to develop current management colleagues who aspire to progress to senior roles within the business. The programme focuses on solid leadership and management development skills and allows participants to benefit from implementing relevant projects across the WSH businesses.
At the heart of the programme are the business development projects that participants are encouraged to support. This year a number of these projects have been successful, demonstrating the ongoing importance of each of the programme’s graduates in driving business success.
Commenting on the graduates’ success, BaxterStorey chairman Alastair Storey said: “I am incredibly proud of all of those employees who have achieved success through this year’s two programmes. I know that 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.”