Holiday Inn Express has an IHG Academy which offers people with learning disabilities work-based learning opportunities with a City & Guilds NVQ Level 1 in Hospitality.

The NVQ course is tailored to the needs of people with learning disabilities and has put in place different ways for the learners to show their skills and abilities to help them finish their NVQ course.

Sean is part of the IGH Academy programme as a Breakfast Assistant.


Sean says “I like the job and the staff at the Holiday Inn and look forward to going there regularly”.

Sean’s colleagues were keen to express their views about the programme: “Our experience to date has been amazing! To be able to offer Sean the chance to gain valuable work experience whilst working towards an NVQ fills us all with pride. He has fitted into the team really well and is pleasure to work with. He brings a smile to our faces and makes mornings fun! We are all looking forward to guiding Sean through this year”- Hotel Manager