Teenagers take up tea tasting challenge

JPCT 130313 HIT Training running a tea tasting challenge as part of National Apprenticeship week. L to R Rory Bickley 17, Matt Leary 17, Aaron Valet-Winbourne 17, Shannon McFadden 16 and HIT's Jon Clay. Photo by Derek Martin
JPCT 130313 HIT Training running a tea tasting challenge as part of National Apprenticeship week. L to R Rory Bickley 17, Matt Leary 17, Aaron Valet-Winbourne 17, Shannon McFadden 16 and HIT's Jon Clay. Photo by Derek Martin
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As part of National Apprenticeship Week, hospitality apprentice provider HIT Training hosted a tea party with a difference for visitors to Horsham’s Holbrook Club earlier this month.

Visitors to the stand were invited to take part in a tea tasting challenge to see if they could tell their Lapsang Souchongs from their PG Tips.

“As well as learning more about apprenticeships and career opportunities in the hospitality sector, everyone taking part in the challenge had great fun and also learnt something about the different types of teas available, the methods of serving and the relevance of certain blends for different occasions,” said Jon Clay, Sussex area manager for HIT Training.

“It was a very successful day for us - we welcomed more than 200 people to the stand including many school leavers and unemployed people, all keen to find out more about apprenticeship vacancies and opportunities.”

The HIT tea tasting challenge was one of many regional activities held across the UK to mark National Apprentice Week, which is designed to focus attention on the benefits of apprenticeships to individuals, businesses and the economy.

HIT is the UK’s leading specialist provider of apprenticeships and work-based learning in the hospitality sector.