Trafford College Group and Mission Mars

The College

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Trafford College Group is based in Greater Manchester, North West England, with over 11,000 students - both adults and young people.

Apprenticeships and training programmes are available in a wide range of sectors, with strong regional business connections.

The Employer

Mission Mars is an award-wining multi-concept operator with a mission to deliver work-class food, drink, entertainment and hospitality experiences to people.

The organisation is based in the North West of England and is increasing in popularity and reputation across the region.

The Partnership

Trafford College Group have been working with Mission Mars Group since 2017 to meet their training needs. TCG train and upskill the staff to carry out their jobs at competent standard determined by the Executive Team.

TCG delivers training as required by the employer. Their services include delivering apprenticeship training to new staff, supporting for menu development, contributing to company development and training staff to ensure they all have health and safety.

The Benefits

The college benefits from an excellent working relationship with a widely recognised and supportive employer who, in turn, benefits from bespoke training. The college is proud to be part of an innovative company that is accelerating in the North West, acquiring new business at a dynamic rate.

Mission Mars is a cutting-edge company on trend with the hospitability sector, which enables the continual professional development for the college’s hospitality team taking part in work experience with them. Learners have also broadly benefitted from this partnership as many have gained a variety of qualifications and progressed into higher level programmes.

The employer also benefitted from the flexibility of working with the college to meet the business needs. This enabled them to get the right education and practices to the staff. The college was easy to work with, very responsive and delivered on their promises. The college goes above and beyond to support their business needs and have a clear understanding of the company’s vision.

The partnership has also enabled Mission Mars to take a new approach to talent management and recruitment due to the successful nature of the partnership. It has also made them think about how they can identify and promote pathways of development for staff. The college would recommend working with TCG and are going to mirror the programme with another college in the country to deliver training to a greater demographic.

What they say

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Starting out, we wanted to upskill our staff to gain higher productivity, ultimately leading to a higher standard of work and retention of staff. Our expectations have been exceeded with the Bold collaborative approach demonstrated by the Trafford college hospitality team. Professional at all times with a strong understanding of employers and learner’s needs

Charlotte Kemp, HR Manager at Mission Mars

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