A booming hotel group is offering budding journalists and photographers a chance to earn their Up To Speed course fees.
Akkeron Hotels has agreed to offer jobs to bright, motivated young people referred to them by Up To Speed.
So, if you pass our entrance test and Akkeron’s selection process, you can pay your own way and save towards your fees for up to a year before you join us.
Akkeron employs over 1,600 staff at 36 hotels around the UK. The company is expanding rapidly with an acquisition target of 150 hotels in the next 4 years and prides itself on recruiting dedicated staff with a desire to succeed.
“Our industries have some very relevant transferrable skills in relation to communication and conversing with customers and people, “ said Akkeron Hotels’ Director of Human Resources, Martyn Ball.
The exciting alliance with Akkeron allows you to follow in the footsteps of Up To Speed’s founder Tom Hill, a former television news journalist.
“When I was working as a producer on News At Ten, it often reminded me of my Gap Year work in kitchens and hotels, “ said Tom.
“The pressure of deadlines, the attention to detail and the paramount importance of people skills. It was a great preparation for life in a newsroom.”
Up To Speed has been offering NCTJ-accredited courses since 2007.
If you are interested in being considered for work with Akkeron Hotels, please say so when you complete our application form.