New route to work for apprentices

New scheme could offer opportunities to students
New scheme could offer opportunities to students

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has made a commitment to place 400 young people across the UK into full-time traineeships in 2016.

The “Future Talent” programme will give unemployed people aged 16 to 24 the chance to experience first-hand all aspects of the hospitality industry for a total of 16 weeks.

And, in line with the group’s commitment, the Macdonald Crutherland House Hotel in East Kilbride will be taking part.

Working in partnership with Total People, the Crutherland will be taking on trainees for various work experience placements in food and beverage, conference, and front of house roles.

After four weeks, individuals will be able to focus their on-the-job training in their preferred positions within the hotel, mentored by senior managers at Macdonald Hotels.

Candidates will also spend two days a week with Total People, who will deliver theory-based lessons, giving recruits the skills for a prosperous career in hospitality.

At the end of four months, successful participants will graduate and be placed on a route to success within a vacancy or apprenticeship programme at the hotel.

Chris Feeney, General Manager at Macdonald Crutherland House Hotel, said: “Where university doesn’t appeal to school leavers, or graduates are looking for a change of career, Macdonald Hotels is offering a fully rounded introduction to a career in the hospitality industry.

“As a leading name within the sector, we’re committed to providing real opportunities for people to enter employment. The training is rigorous, but participants will have access to some of the best in the business, putting them on a genuine path to success.”

The first cohort of trainees are currently being selected.

For more info on the scheme