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Report finds racism in hospitality, but appetite for change

Published:  03 June, 2021

More than half of black, Asian and ethnic minority hospitality professionals have experienced or witnessed racism at work, according to a new Inside Hospitality Report from Be Inclusive Hospitality.


Wine Guild launches free hospitality courses

Published:  18 May, 2021

The Wine Guild Education (WGEd), the skills development arm of the Wine Guild of the United Kingdom, has launched a new suite of free hospitality service training courses. 


Plumpton calls on Wine GB producers to apply for its Viticulture Apprenticeship 2021

Published:  09 December, 2020

Plumpton College is set to build on the success of its pilot Viticultural Apprenticeship Scheme with a second programme planned for the early part of next year.


Diageo pivots Learning for Life to pandemic support

Published:  04 November, 2020

Diageo has repurposed its Learning for Life training programme to help support the on-trade through the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.


Plumpton College responds to Covid with re-training programme

Published:  17 August, 2020

Plumpton College is set to launch a new re-training programme in response to Covid-19 and Brexit.


Symington launches virtual School of Port 

Published:  22 July, 2020

Port producer Symington Family Estates has launched a new digital platform named The School of Port.


Diageo unveils GB on-trade support package, including £1m pledge for bartender wages

Published:  17 March, 2020

Drinks industry giant Diageo has marked St Patrick’s Day with a pledge via its Guinness brand of £1m to support bartenders in the UK, with similar fund is being set up in Ireland.


Bibendum reveals Wine Minds Apprentices 2020

Published:  17 February, 2020

Bibendum has announced the two successful candidates for 2020 chosen for its Wine Minds Apprenticeship - an initiative that gives upcoming hospitality stars the chance to advance their careers with a part-time, one-year education scheme. 


Hallgarten launches apprentice programme

Published:  14 January, 2020

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has today announced the launch of its Head Start apprenticeship programme with its first recruit.


Bibendum reports rise in WSET pass rates following investment

Published:  07 January, 2020

Bibendum has reported a rise in WSET pass rates following a “refreshed investment and approach” to the training.


Plumpton: A new wine epicentre

Published:  16 May, 2019

As the founder of Plumpton College’s wine division prepares to depart for pastures new, Jo Gilbert finds out what the future holds for this rapidly evolving institution.


Ruinart offers once in a lifetime trip to top UK sommelier

Published:  23 January, 2019

Time is running out to sign up for the Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2019, which will result in one young UK-based sommelier heading on an all-expenses paid trip to Champagne.


New dawn for on-trade training

Published:  07 December, 2018

It’s been a good year for education in the on-trade, with a number of new initiatives being launched in the UK recently.


Diageo training programme returns for third year

Published:  01 October, 2018

Diageo is launching its Learning for Life programme in London this week for the third year running to help train the next generation of bartenders.


Jago calls for trade to better promote its career opportunities

Published:  30 July, 2018

Speaking to Harpers at Berry Bros. & Rudd HQ in St James, the merchant’s chief executive Dan Jago made a passionate case for the wider trade to better promote the benefits of a career in the drinks sector.


Diageo boss calls for action over “scandalous” talent waste in wake of Brexit

Published:  28 November, 2017

Diageo boss Ivan Menezes has claimed that there is a “scandalous waste of talent” in the UK with 790,000 young people not in education, unemployment or training (NEET).


Pushing the premium: The proof is in the training

Published:  18 September, 2017

A WSET study has highlighted the importance of accredited training when it comes to upselling and boosting sales of premium products. Lisa Riley reports


WSET alumni to present new Careers Series events

Published:  22 August, 2017

From this September the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) will introduce the first of a new series of monthly workshops at which prominent trade figures will host panel discussions, presentations and tastings for the benefit of both current students and those that may be considering enrolling on its educational courses.


The training game

Published:  29 June, 2017

Good staff training on drinks service can be affordable, flexible, motivate staff and pay dividends within months for any business. Andrew Catchpole reports


WSET: The business of wine

Published:  31 May, 2017

With the trade often berated for lack of commercial acumen, Angela Mount gives the lowdown on a WSET course that delivers