A record number of graduates have been welcomed on to BaxterStorey’s Momentum Graduate Programme. Now in its sixth year, a total of 23 new recruits began their journey with an introductory ceremony held at the Blue Fin Building in London.
Launched in 2010, the programme has seen a year-on-year increase in intake, receiving more than 350 applications this year. The scheme helps university graduates enter the industry with a view to developing them into confident and creative managers.
The programme has celebrated a 100 per cent retention rate of graduates from the past two years.
This year’s graduates will have the opportunity to work across the WSH portfolio, joining teams at BaxterStorey, Searcys, Holroyd Howe and Caterlink. The programmes unique hands-on approach to development will see the graduates experience all elements of the business over a period of nine months – spending time in the kitchen, front of house and within both hospitality and support services. They then move on to mobilisations, location projects and operations, learning all aspects of location management.
Graham Eveleigh, head of skills and development at BaxterStorey, commented:
“Our renowned training academies are constantly evolving and delivering specialist, award-winning programmes to more teams than ever before. The increasing popularity of our Momentum Graduate Programme is testament to the vast range of opportunities our young recruits are offered. It is training initiatives such as this that continue to help us attract and retain a motivated and committed workforce.”