Folkestone’s Grand Hotel has received an Employer Chartermark Certificate for its contribution towards the education and training of young people in the hospitality industry.
The certificate was presented to the hotel’s General Manager Rob Richardson by Roger Gough, KCC Cabinet Member for Education and Young People, and Leo Gagliano, of the Hilton Hotel Group, and Chair of the Kent and Medway Hospitality & Tourism Guild.
This new award scheme has been developed by the Kent and Medway Employer Guilds, which have been formed to bring together education & training providers and employers.
The Chartermark Award was introduced this year to recognise companies that make a significant contribution to training and development, including work placements, internships, traineeships, apprenticeships and support to local schools.
Rob Richardson of the Grand Hotel said “We are always very happy to support young people who are interested in careers in the hospitality industry and the progress of young people brings its own rewards. We are proud and delighted that the efforts of our staff are being recognised through the Hospitality Guild’s Chartermark Award.”
Roger Gough of KCC commented “These awards provide an important recognition of the contribution that employers can make to young people’s careers. The Grand Hotel has made a significant impact and we are pleased to recognise this through a Chartermark Award”.