our online craft training academy
SO WHAT IS OAKMANOLOGY?
Oakmanology is an Online Craft Academy supporting our teams with knowledge and experience to be the best they can be. So If you want to become an expert Barista or perhaps you want to be a wine champion, Oakmanology can take you on that journey.
THE OAKMANOLOGY JOURNEY
Our modules are made up of specific knowledge areas. You will see YouTube videos, Oakman videos, fact sheets, presentations, quizzes, online learning courses, master classes and information from our suppliers.
Your learning will be fully supported by your Oakmanology Champion and your General Manager. They are also there to say when you are ready to move through your journey.
OAKMANOLOGY HAS 7 CORE MODULES
These modules match the specialist areas within your job role allowing you to develop.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO DEVELOPING YOUR TALENT THROUGH
Oakman Inns work closely with their suppliers who support Oakmanology, team training and craft visits. We carryout regular visits to farmers in the UK rearing beef, winemakers in France and cheesemakers in Italy so our team can appreciate the quality ingredients used in all out dishes.
OAKMAN MANAGEMENT PROGRAMMES
Our Trainee Assistant Managers are first reviewed at an assessment day before being accepted on to the programme. Once promoted they will commence their journey through Oakmanology as they gain experience under the tutelage of their General and Area Managers.
Our Fast Track programme takes our Assistant and Deputy General Managers and prepares them for life as a General Manager. The programme runs over 6 months allowing time for reflection and personal growth.
INTERNAL FOCUS FOR PROMOTIONS
Having clearly developed pathways for our chef and kitchen teams allows Oakman to its aim to promote senior roles from within. We aim to fill to 80% of role our talent pathways.
THE EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE
Where better to experience the unique European cuisine - than go there! We have taken staff to Paris and Barcelona to sample the very best of fresh produce to inspire and educate.
Bringing our teams together across our estate is always popular especially when there is a competition. 2016 saw our skilled teams test their talents in pizza, cocktail and best dish competitions.
We seek applicants for our Chef Training Academy. Working closely with our Head Chef, our apprentice chefs are nurtured on their basic skills whilst developing their knowledge and key skills.