Operations Director Mike Worley is living proof that dreams can come true.
Mike has worked for HIT Training since the company began in 2006. He set up the South West training area and became Operations Director in August 2013.
Growing up, he wanted to be a chef. Then, after a night covering a restaurant manager, he realised how important great teamwork is and decided to pursue a career in management. He was just 17.
Mike’s strong teamwork ethos is a critical element of HIT’s success.
During the pandemic, Mike oversaw the transformation of HIT’s apprenticeship programmes, taking delivery online within three weeks of the first lockdown.
“It was a case of rolling up your sleeves and getting the job done,” says Mike. “It really was a huge, collaborative team effort.”
Mike chairs the Learner Board and develops and mentors HIT staff to ensure consistent, high quality training.
“I have the pleasure of working with everything to do with the learner and it is hugely rewarding,” says Mike.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality and member of the Institute of Directors.
He was the first boy to take O-level Food and Nutrition at school.
His daughter was the first HIT baby born when the company formed in 2006 and he’s a qualified football coach.