Leading food and support services provider Compass Group UK & Ireland has chosen training specialist Jigsaw Training to deliver a comprehensive apprenticeship programme to hundreds of colleagues across its business.
The partnership, which is for three years, will see more than 1,500 frontline employees receive the training needed to complete a Level 2 apprenticeship in areas including customer service, retail, cleaning, food and beverage service, support services in healthcare, business administration and team leadership.
Jigsaw Training’s services will meet the standards of NOCN and City & Guilds as well as all Ofsted requirements. This will include identification of suitable employees, competent assessment, delivery of training, reviews, ongoing support, assessment and verification of internal systems and exams.
Sandra Warren, Head of Education for Compass Group UK & Ireland, said: “This training partnership raises the bar for us in terms of apprenticeships and is a major investment in our people across the business.
“We believe in consistently delivering superior service in the most efficient way – sharing of knowledge and processes – and this goes a long way to developing that at all levels.
“Jigsaw demonstrated the flexibility and expertise we need to ensure that many of our colleagues can receive training during unusual hours because of the nature of their job, whether they are cleaners or working to deliver food services.”
James Blackhurst, Managing Director at Jigsaw Training, said: “This programme will be designed around the people and their specific needs.
“We will ensure they all receive relevant training and support in the way they can take most benefit out of it whether it is on-the-job, theory or remote; or a combination of activities.
“This is a major investment by Compass and we’re thrilled to be working with them as a partner to help them achieve their goals.”