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KFC is introducing an honours degree course that will combine its in-house training with a university business management course. They hope through this they will be able to improve their image as an employer.
The fast-food retailer is teaming up with De Montfort University Leicester, to create the course. KFC has invested £600,000 into the project which they hope will position them as 'a leader in training and development'.
Beginning in 2013, they aim to train more than 60 managers over five years. It claims to be the first restaurant business in the UK to offer an honours degree. It already works with City & Guilds to offer two levels of apprenticeships in hospitality management at its 840 UK restaurants.
Martin Shuker, managing director of KFC UK & Ireland, says: “KFC degrees give us an opportunity to reward some of our best performers, who never had the chance to go to university when they were younger. Our employees gain a meaningful and respected qualification while still earning money, and we reap the benefits of their improved skills and confidence in the business.”
Read the article here: KFC serves up degrees for staff
on 27 July 2012