Support & resources

Employer guide to apprenticeships

Attract, develop and retain top talent, all while nurturing a future-ready workforce with our new guide to apprenticeships for employers.

State of the Workforce 2023

State of the Workforce 2023 examines the changing skills and labour market across the tourism and hospitality sector in Northern Ireland.

The research sheds light on some of the deep-rooted staffing issues impacting upon the sector, leading to calls for greater investment in employee retention and development.

The reports highlight the approaches that employers are taking to alleviate the challenges faced and aims to help employers across the sector to better address their workforce needs, directly informing the decisions they make with regard to skills development.

Hospitality and Tourism Wellbeing and Development Promise

The ‘Wellbeing and Development Promise’ is a UK wide initiative for the hospitality and tourism industry, to promote the wellbeing and development of staff within both sectors.

Developed by the UK Hospitality & Tourism Skills Board, the Promise seeks to ensure that team members are well supported in the workplace and feel valued in an environment that allows them to reach their full potential and flourish as an employee in the sector.

Implemented in NI by HATS, Hospitality Ulster and Tourism Northern Ireland, the Promise replaces ‘Our Hospitality and Tourism Commitment’.

Guide to hospitality apprenticeships

This guide brings to life the variety of apprenticeship opportunities, helping to inform and inspire young people. It signposts directly to employers offering apprenticeship opportunities and features a range of successful apprentice stories.

Employer guide to recruitment support

HATS has developed an employer guide to recruitment support to help sector businesses access the range of support programmes and services available to help recruit the right talent for your business and build a talent pipeline.

Guide to funded skills support

The HATS network has partnered with the Department for the Economy to bring you this guide to a range of available skills support to help hospitality and tourism businesses retain talent through this difficult time and develop the skills needed for the future.

Hospitality & Tourism Recovery Programme

The HATS network was delighted to partner with the Department for the Economy and six colleges to deliver a Hospitality & Tourism Recovery Programme to provide skills support for managers.

Steps to re-engaging your workforce

HATS has worked in conjunction with Invest NI to produce recommended steps for re-engaging staff on their return after lockdown.

Become a member

Join HATS now to support industry growth and access a range of insights, best practice and guidance on available skills support to help you attract and develop talent.

To find out more, get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

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