QEd Management Trainee Programme (Foundation Degree in Hospitality Operational Management)

If you’re just starting out, or perhaps you’ve just joined the industry, this is a tough and demanding programme, accredited by University College Birmingham so you’ll need to show that you have got the right ability, commitment and determination to be accepted for a place, as you’ll be completing academic assignments as well as your work placed learning!


You'll gain a Foundation Degree in Hospitality Operational Management if you successfully complete the full 2 years programme.

Who Can Apply?

Anyone with NVQ level 3, or 2 A levels. If you've not got these qualification then we can still consider prior work experience. However most importantly we're looking for drive, passion and ambition - you'll need to be able to cope with the demands of combining study with your work.

How Long Does It Take?

12 - 24 months (depending if you decide to go on to complete a Foundation Degree)

What's The Qualification?


FOUNDATION DEGREE after 24 months

How Does It Work?

You'll be based either in one department, or perhaps work around different departments, and throughout the year you'll meet up with other management trainees at one of our hotels to complete your coursework, starting with your university induction at UCB.

What's the Progression Potential on Completion?

Depending on suitable roles being available, you should expect to have secured a supervisory position at the end of year one, and be well on your way to your first Assistant Manager's role in year two, if you decide to take the full Foundation Degree.

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