This Week’s National Apprenticeship Week and we decided to pay a visit to Georgie’s Diner, one of our Apprenticeship Employers in Pyle, Bridgend. Georgie’s Diner was recently featured on The One Show and has been awarded South Wales Regional Winner of the 2017 Britain’s Best Cafe Awards.
We spoke to Managing Director Hayley Grant, who’s due to complete her Hospitality, Supervision and Leadership Level 3 qualification, alongside two of her team members Janine and Adelle.
Hayley said: “I was initially apprehensive about starting my qualification due to my age, but my daughter stressed the importance of training. After researching training providers within South Wales, we decided that Itec was the one for us! I decided, if I was going to start learning again, my whole team would too. Since then three of us have been undertaking our NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality, Supervision and Leadership.
Looking back on my Apprenticeship journey, undertaking the qualification has given me a life, it’s really expanded my knowledge on delegation. I’ve gone from having no time to myself and feeling alone working 7 days a week, to booking holidays and leaving my team in charge.