Hilton and Hampton by Hilton Launch New Apprenticeship Scheme at St George’s Park

This information originated in U.K. English.

May 08, 2012

BURTON-UPON-TRENT, U.K. - Hilton and Hampton by Hilton at St George's Park, in partnership with The Football Association (The FA) and Burton and South Derbyshire College (BSDC), have announced the launch of a new Apprenticeship scheme at St George's Park, The FA's new national football centre in Burton-upon-Trent, which will guarantee the creation of 100 apprenticeship places over a 10 year period.

A total of 10 apprenticeship places will be available at the development this year, with six places at the Hilton and Hampton by Hilton with a further four apprenticeship roles being created by The FA.

Greg Crawford, general manager of the Hilton and Hampton by Hilton St George's Park, said, "This is a very exciting opportunity for young people who have a passion for hospitality to kick off their career at this unique location, which is of national importance to the UK sport and hospitality industry. There will be a variety of roles on offer at the Hilton and Hampton by Hilton and we are looking forward to working closely with The FA and Burton and South Derbyshire College to make sure the scheme goes from strength to strength for many years to come."

The apprenticeships at Hilton and Hampton by Hilton St George's Park will include one kitchen apprenticeship and five hospitality apprenticeships. All apprenticeship roles will lead to NVQ qualifications. FA apprenticeship roles will include two grounds apprentices and further roles which will be available in the FA Learning and Logistics areas.

David Sheepshanks, chairman of St George's Park added, "There are few more exciting projects in the country at this time than St. George's Park. For anyone wanting a career in the sports industry, the apprenticeship opportunities with The FA and our partners are truly unique."

Dawn Ward, CEO and Principal from Burton and South Derbyshire College said, "We are incredibly proud of our partnership with St George's Park. Our ongoing strategy of supporting the skills needs of both Hilton Worldwide and The FA through high quality skilled apprentices will be a key cornerstone in the success of the facility and is another example of BSDC placing our learners at the heart of leading edge local, regional and national employment opportunities".

For further information on Hilton and Hampton by Hilton St George's Park visit www.thefa.com/stgeorgespark

Hilton and Hampton by Hilton St George's Park
Sarah Learoyd (Golley Slater PR)
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About Burton and South Derbyshire College
BSDC is a large sized general further education college, with a turnover of £27m per annum. The College offers a wide range of part-time and full-time Further and Higher Education courses for school leavers who wish to continue their education, adults wishing to widen and develop their skills and for business and commerce include stung bespoke training solutions delivered on the employer's site and apprenticeships.

Additionally, community based programmes run at a number of venues across East Staffordshire and South Derbyshire and cater for a wide range of vocational and leisure courses. More recently, the College has offered a range of support and training to help companies and individuals at risk of redundancy (under the Skills for Midlands Growth and Workshop initiatives).

With Investor in People status, the Training Quality Standard, two Matrix Standards and rated as "Good" by Ofsted in 2011, the College is committed to being a vibrant and outstanding, high performing college, inspiring and motivating all to achieve their maximum potential and creating the skills of tomorrow, today.

About St. George's Park
St. George's Park will become a sporting destination of choice for coaches, players, administrators and officials alike from English football. St. George's Park will be a genuine haven of learning, training and self-improvement. It will be the practical and spiritual home of FA Learning, the educational arm of The FA. It will benefit the component parts of English football, from basic educational needs through to the elite game. It will offer an inspirational and inclusive learning environment. Football teams of all levels will also be able to hold residential training camps using all the facilities at St. George's Park including the outdoor pitches, the multi-sport indoor facility, and the state-of-the-art sports medicine, rehabilitation and performance training centre. For more information visit www.TheFA.com/sgp

About Hampton Hotels
The Hampton brand, including Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites and Hampton by Hilton, is an award-winning leader in the mid-priced hotel segment.  With nearly 1,900 properties globally, Hampton Hotels is part of Hilton Worldwide, the leading global hospitality company.  All Hampton Hotels offer warm surroundings and a friendly service culture and personality, defined as "Hamptonality," supported by its 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.  High-quality accommodations, in-room conveniences and the latest technology, combined with numerous locations and consistent offerings, have made Hampton a leader in its segment and one of the fastest growing hotel brands.  For more information about Hampton Hotels, please visit www.hampton.comhttp://news.hampton.comwww.facebook.com/Hamptonhttp://twitter.com/Hampton or www.youtube.com/Hampton.

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming the world's travelers. With 575 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts provides the foundation for memorable travel experiences and values to every guest who walks through its doors. As the flagship brand of Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard for hospitality, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a part of the award-winning Hilton Honors program. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi, and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app. Begin your journey at www.hilton.com and learn more about the brand by visiting news.hilton.com or following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,300 properties with more than 863,000 rooms, in 106 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.