Premier Inn training centre facilities created by Novus

  • 8 Mar 2017

Novus Property Solutions has helped to create a new Premier Inn Training Centre for a Shropshire college.

Derwen College in Oswestry works with young people with learning difficulties and disabilities aged from 16 to 25, providing vital independence skills and preparing them for the workplace.

Students have had the opportunity for practical work experience at a range of local Premier inn hotels, following the college’s partnership with Whitbread.

Novus Premier Inn training centre for Derwen College_

A state-of-the-art training centre was created by Novus, replicating a suite of Premier Inn rooms. It was built over the course of five weeks, with a team of 40 operatives volunteering all of their time on the project and donating materials, including all furniture, TVs, carpets, curtains and bathroom fittings free of charge as part of its Changing Lives programme.

Internal walls were demolished and the space was reconfigured to form three separate hotel bedrooms each with an en-suite bathroom, as well as a hotel corridor, linen store room and even a reception area.

Novus used its expertise is refurbishing Premier Inns to fit out the training centre to the exact specifications of a Premier Inn hotel.

Giving the students a chance to get used to the setting and familiarise themselves with the routine in the training centre boosts their confidence and self-esteem.

The training facility will enable increased numbers of students to access industry standard training in hospitality and, ultimately, to improve their chances of gaining employment after college, explained Meryl Green, principal at Derwen College.

She added that the Novus team finished everything on time and developed a great working relationship with the site team.

Premier Inn area manager for West Lancashire and the Lake District, Tracey Bishop added that the partnership demonstrated how industry and education can work together for the benefit of everyone.

Novus aims to make a positive contribution to the communities in which it operates, through its Changing Lives initiative. The completion of the new training centre is just one of many projects completed as part of the programme.

Novus Property Solutions,
PO Box 3279,
Galveston Grove,
Oldfield Industrial Estate,
Fenton,
Stoke-on-Trent,
Staffordshire,
ST4 3PE

Phone: 01782 598000
Fax: 01782 598101

Visit Novus Property Solutions' website

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