Teaming up with University College Birmingham (UCB), Park Regis Birmingham is working hard to give back to the community.
Based in the heart of Birmingham, UCB is a long-established and highly respected provider of vocational training and education. Offering a range of career-focused courses as well as a range of apprenticeships, UCB is passionate about providing students with real-life experiences as well as academic theory.
With industry partners across a range of sectors including food and hospitality, business, events and tourism, UCB is continuing to expand their links with the industry, making them the perfect partner for Park Regis Birmingham.
Providing further education students at the University’s Business School with expert insights, Managing Director of Park Regis John Angus explained why the hotel made the decision to back the work UCB do. “It is key to stress that this is the Park Regis team putting something back into the community, particularly to an establishment where a number of them trained themselves. We have all been to catering college or university and feel that if we can provide support for the ‘managers of the future’ then that is a great use of our time,” he said.
“The programme is aimed entirely at the future generation and not for the benefit of Park Regis. We have some of the best managers in the country in our team and I’d have loved to have exposure to a hotel like Park Regis and the team.”
At UCB, students receive in-depth theoretical training and Park Regis believe that its Senior Management team has the knowledge and ability to teach students, helping to add a practical element to their current curriculum. By working with Park Regis, students will be provided with expert insights and be given potential work experience and career opportunities that may not be otherwise available. From customer service skills to managing an event, the training sessions will be held each month covering a variety of subjects.
Dilshad Sheikh, Dean of UCB’s Business School believes that the partnership between Park Regis and UCB will help bring the curriculum to life. He said, “This is a fantastic educational partnership, exposing our students to real working environments and insights from industry specialists at Park Regis. It’s a great opportunity for our students to have the breadth and depth of expertise available at Park Regis which they can tap into.
“A number of our past students have previously been recruited by Park Regis, and by developing such strong industry links, there is great potential for our students to benefit both in their education as well as possible employment options when they complete their studies.”
Among the students recruited is former Level 3 Travel and Tourism and BA Hospitality Business Management student Ryan Doyle. After graduating from UCB in 2015, Ryan now works as Director of Sales at Park Regis. He said, “With more blue chip organisations residing in Birmingham, we as a hotel and meetings venue are continuing the search for passionate hospitality and business professionals – something we are eager to develop with University College Birmingham.”
By working together, UCB will be strengthening its links with local businesses ensuring that its courses remain relevant to each sector and continuing to support the industry. This educational partnership will provide students with invaluable access to Park Regis Birmingham and it’s staff, some of which are the very best in the business.
Both the teams at Park Regis and University College Birmingham are extremely excited to embark upon this journey together and can’t wait to see the quality of the new wave of managers that are created.
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