Casual Dining Group (CDG) has launched a Leadership Academy Plus programme, combining its internal talent and leadership programmes with apprenticeships.

The new programme launches during National Apprenticeship Week 2020, and has been developed in partnership with apprenticeship specialists Remit Group, to support employees at various stages of their career.

The programme has been created in line with national apprenticeship standards and is available to all staff, with a focus on back of house hospitality, food production and management.

Claire Clarke, group HR director said: “Investing in our people and providing them with the opportunity to progress in their careers, whilst gaining recognised accreditations in the process, is something we’re incredibly passionate about. These structured courses will give clear guidelines and support for identifying and elevating hardworking, talented employees throughout our business, and further demonstrates the rich pool of opportunities that exist within a career in hospitality.”