Simon Wallis, chief operating officer of Domino’s UK, has urged the Government to incorporate leadership skills into the national curriculum.

He said more needed to be done to develop the next generation of managers in the face of a potential recruitment shortfall because of Brexit.

Wallis said 50% of Domino’s managers come from outside the UK.

Domino’s commissioned research from Kantar, which showed that young people from lower socio-economic backgrounds often have less exposure to strong leadership models compared to those from more privileged households.

Wallis said: “We’d like to see the National Curriculum developing basic leadership skills, because our research revealed some concerning results.”

As part of its attempt to attract more young British people to dream of having hospitality management roles, Domino’s is launching an online leadership programme that is called TeamSkills. The programme will consist of downloadable workbooks on leadership and advice for on the job training.

Wallis said: “The long-term health of our economy depends not just on job creation but on skills creation and that’s what today’s TeamSkills announcement is all about.

“We have ambitious growth plans and believe Domino’s is a fun place to work with clear progression opportunities for ambitious school leavers with potential.”

The firm said more than 80% of its managers started as pizza makers and delivery drivers.

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