Trigon Hotels has launched its Aspire Programme, which is a new series of courses to equip its team members with the skills to progress in their job and reach their full potential. The Aspire Programme is run by Cork College of Further Education and Training (FET) under the Skills to Advance initiative.
The courses have been tailored for Trigon team members at all levels, including those who are embarking on their leadership journey right through to senior management. There are weekly classes with additional tutorial support classes also available to students.
The Navigate programme is aimed at team members who wish to move into a supervisory or managerial role. It takes place over 16 weeks at the FET Bishopstown Campus and The Metropole Hotel.
The Emerging programme is for existing supervisors and managers. It takes place over 21 weeks at the FET Bishopstown Campus and The Cork International Hotel while also giving the option of a blended learning approach.
The Complete Leaders programme is aimed at those who wish to advance to senior management and those that are in the Senior Management Team.
So far, 24 people have committed to the programmes. The Navigate and Emerging programmes are already underway with the Complete Leadership programme due to start in March.
Speaking at the launch of the Aspire Programme, Deirdre Staples, Trigon Hotels Course Director said; “It is an immensely proud day to officially launch this programme, which was created to develop our colleagues leadership skills and help them to achieve their full potential. This programme was developed following on from brainstorming with team members and also the hotels management teams and was essentially done to identify areas of learning that were needed in order to assist our colleagues to advance within their career. I would like to thank those in the Cork College of Further Education and Training for their advice, support, contribution, and collaboration with Trigon Hotels to bring ASPIRE alive.”
Managing Director of Trigon Hotels, Aaron Mansworth said, “We’re really passionate about supporting our team members to further their career in the hospitality industry and to reach their full potential. Training and development is really important to us whether it’s onboarding and induction sessions for our new recruits, our in-house training workshops or our longer 12-month trainee management programme which was the first of its kind in Ireland. We’re delighted to work with Cork College of FET Bishopstown Campus under the Skills to Advance initiative to develop the Aspire Leadership Programme.”
Kathleen Linehan, Trigon Hotels’ Strategic Director of HR added, “What makes this new programme unique is that there are options for our team members to specialise depending on their individual strengths and interests. Some people are brilliant at motivating people, for others it’s planning or training new team members. The Aspire Leadership Programme is about providing our team members with the additional opportunities to progress their own career. The courses cover a wide range of topics and modules which we hope will benefit team members both in work and outside of work as there is a strong emphasis on well-being throughout.”
The Aspire Programme is accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), an internationally recognised qualification.
Skills to Advance is a national initiative that provides upskilling and reskilling opportunities to employees in jobs undergoing change and to those currently employed in vulnerable sectors. It aims to equip employees with the skills they need to progress in their current role or to adapt to the changing job market.