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Q HOTELS In a nutshell A collection of 26 four-star hotels with leisure, golf and meeting facilities Location Across the UK Employees 5,000 (2,500 full-time) Average staff turnover 33% Annual sales turnover £199m


There’s a clear remit to develop talent at Q Hotels as evidenced by its Management Trainee programme. Awarded by University College Birmingham, its bespoke Hospitality Management Foundation Degree is one of the first qualifications of its type to be provided by a UK hotel group.


The course is offered to current employ- ees and external applicants who are given hands-on experience in full-time operational roles while they study towards their degree. Such has been its success that it has been singled out for accolades such as Springboard’s Education & Industry Liaison award in 2016 and the HR Distinction Award in Developing Future Talent.


One member of staff who joined as a gradu- ate two years ago told the Purple Cubed sur- vey that they have since been promoted three times. “If you work hard and treat everyone with respect you can progress really quickly. It is big enough that you have access to pro- gression, but small enough that everyone knows your name and you can build up a strong reputation quickly,” they said. You get a strong sense that QHotels puts people first, with 83% of employees record- ing a good relationship with their manager. “This comes from the top,” says one. “Our MD is inspirational, kind and experienced. He allows us to make mistakes and learn from them. A genial leader, putting his team and clients first.”


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