Introduction Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM) training programs are intended to promote international understanding and optimize the career development of students, graduates and industry professionals. 1.1. Aims HRM aims: To stimulate career progression To promote international awareness To promote specialisation To promote generalisation 1.2. Objectives HRM objectives: To develop international empathy through cultural exchange. To allow the trainee to reach a level of experience that is commendable to supervisory, management and / or specialist level. To allow the student / trainee to reach a level of experience that is commendable to a recognised knowledge and understanding of each of the core work experience modules. To provide for a rigorous system of task driven assessment. To provide for the opportunity to overcome real life situations. To learn skills to be used in future work based, study or training assignments. 2. Training Positions 2.1. Supervisory Skills General Supervision Trainee Trainee Front Desk Supervisor Trainee Housekeeping Supervisor Trainee Food Production Supervisor Trainee Food and Beverage Supervisor Trainee Restaurant Supervisor Trainee Beverage Supervisor 2.2. Management Skills Trainee Duty Manager Trainee Front Desk Manager Trainee Housekeeping Manager Trainee Food Production Manager Trainee Food and Beverage Manager Trainee Restaurant Supervisor Trainee Beverage Manager 2.3. Specialist Skills Trainee Front Desk Specialist Trainee Housekeeping Specialist Trainee Chef Trainee Food and Beverage Specialist Trainee Beverage Specialist 2.4. Related work experience fields Accountancy Business Administration Information Technology & Computer Systems Leisure Sales & Marketing 2.5. Note Positions or titles may state Associate or Supervisory Management and positions and duties will generally be at entry level and supervisory management will be theoretical. 3. Training Program Duration 3.1. Standard Training programs are available for 6-12 months. 4. Training Conditions The following calculations must be treated as estimates in view of UK governmental legislative changes and in view of the income tax and national insurance policies of individual establishments. 4.1. Training hours Training hours are typically set at 40 hours per week. 4.2. Work experience allowance £12,000.00 - £15,000.00 pounds sterling per annum 4.3. Accommodation and meals offset The rate of accommodation offset is £31.05 per week (£4.15 per day) for live-in The rate of accommodation offset is £50.00-£75.00 per week for live-out. Meals may or may not be included within the costs as outlined for accommodation. 4.4. National Insurance: The following calculations are for year 2008 and must be treated as estimates in view of UK government legislative changes. All trainees will pay national insurance which covers medical treatment. Trainees are exempt from paying national insurance up to and including the first £97.00 pounds and thereafter pay contributions at 11% of weekly training income. £12,000.00 divided by 52 weeks = £230.00 pounds sterling per week. NI contributions up to £97.00 pounds = 0% NI contributions for £98.00 pounds to £230.00 pounds sterling = 10% of £132.00 pounds = £13.20 pounds per week 4.5. Income Tax: The following calculations are for year 2009 and must be treated as estimates, since income taxes are liable to fluctuate and will depend upon the training income and also upon the hotel / restaurant’s own policies. All trainees will pay income tax if they are not enrolled in full-time education overseas or in the UK. Trainees are exempt from paying income tax up to and including the first £97.00 pounds earned in one week and thereafter pay contributions at the following rates. £12,000.00 divided by 52 weeks = £230.00 pounds sterling per week. Income Tax contributions up to £97.00 pounds = 0% Income Tax contributions for £98.00 pounds to £138.00 pounds =10% of £41.00 pounds = £4.10 pounds per week Income Tax contributions for £139.00 pounds to £230.00 pounds = 22% of £91.00 pounds = £20.02 pounds per week NOTE: If a student is enrolled in full time education overseas he/she should complete a P38 form, or equivalent, with the host employer and is not liable to pay Income Tax, but will however, still be required to pay national insurance.. 4.6. SUMMARY OF EXPENSES: BASE RATE: £230.00 PER WEEK INCOME x 52 weeks = £12,000.00 Income Tax = £24.12 per week National Insurance = £13.20 per week Accommodation offset = £31.05 per week (£4.15 per day) Meals offset = £20.05 per week Total expenses– £86.42 £230.00 - £86.42 = £143.58 x 52 weeks = 7466.16 per annum 5. Participant Eligibility 5.1. Language requirements The participant must have an understanding of the English language to at least intermediate level so as to be able to communicate during the course of the training programme. 5.2. Must currently be a student or a recent graduate (graduated within 1 year) 5.3. Experience preferred but not essential. 5.4 Industry professionals at supervisory or management level will be considered on a case by case basis. 6. Working Process 6.1 submitt the enrolment form along with the following documents a) CV and motivation letter b) Copies of all relevant College/University diplomas/degrees / attestation letters and other relevant diplomas and/or training certificates in English. c) Copies of certificate(s) of employment from previous employer(s) on official letterhead paper. Please note that certificate(s) must detail specific duties and responsibilities. d) Copy of passport showing photo, number and signature. 6.2 approvement of the candidates (pre-interview through Der PRAKTIKANT GbR) 6.3 submitt deposit payment 6.4. Interview with Hotel or Restaurant You will be required, in most cases to telephone the hotel or restaurant for a telephone interview that will last approximately 15 minutes. 6.5 Offer letter of training from hotel or restaurant is sent to applicant. 6.6 Payment of balance of fees by applicant. 6.8 Arrangement of accommodation, if required. 6.9 Arrival at hotel / restaurant and work experience orientation by host employer. 7. Time Scales End-to-End Process Our partner will endeavor to find a suitable work experience establishment for the participant within 4 weeks of receiving the participant’s registration files, registration fees and supporting documentation. Different participants hold different skills so those with professional skills and a high level of English language competency are preferred. If an applicant fails an interview with a hotel or restaurant, the applicant will still be included on our Database. 8. Work Experience Verification All participants will be required to liaise regularly with assigend partner offices and all participants will be assigned a Work Experience Verifier / Supervisor, within the host employer establishment, who will train the participant to ensure that the conditions of the training program are fulfilled. All participants will be required to complete all assignments set by the host employer as outlined in the training manual. All evidence of knowledge, understanding, implementation and application must be filed and documented.