These training facilities will be provided in partnership with its clients, with the view to train thousands of people every year. Xcelerate provides training for every aspect of hospitality including culinary, facilities management, baristas, receptionists, event managers, hosts and bartenders.
Robin Mills, chief executive at Compass Group UK & Ireland, said: “We believe the food and support services sector is a barrierless industry and are committed to providing opportunities for all. Access to training is critical to help people develop the skills they need to build fulfilling careers.
“By setting up centres in partnership with our clients around the country, we are going to be able to support many people both in our business, as well as the communities in which we work.”
The first centre and flagship site due to launch is at Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham during early 2024 – called ‘Xcelerate with Edgbaston’.
Jonathan Foot, head of apprenticeships and early careers at Compass Group UK & Ireland, added: “It’s great to be launching Xcelerate. Our regional community skills and learning hubs will not only be providing training and development, but also promoting the opportunities that exist within the hospitality sector.”