Hereward College launches partnership with Premier Inn

Hereward College has launched a pertnership initiative with Premier Inn with the aim of helping young people with additional needs get into work.

The little Premier Inn is a partnership project between Premier Inn and Hereward College, a national further educational college specialising in skills training for independent living and employment for young people with disabilities and additional needs. 

The new mini-hotel, which will not take paying guests, is a state-of-the-art training facility and will be used for young people to learn skills in the hospitality industry. Built by Novus Property Solutions, the company responsible for refurbishing hundreds of Premier Inn hotels across the country, it is an exact replica of a Premier Inn. 

Completely indistinguishable from a regular hotel, right down to ‘do not disturb’ signs on the doors and the tea and coffee making facilities Premier Inn guests are familiar with, it features three en-suite bedrooms, a reception desk, corridor and linen room. From guest relations to housekeeping, the facility will enable young people to learn about all areas of hospitality in a completely realistic hotel environment.

Young people taking part in the programme will also have the opportunity to undertake supported internships and the ambition is for them to go on to paid employment in Premier Inn hotels across the country.