A £5 million training programme launched by Diageo to help equip young unemployed people with the skills to succeed in some of Scotland’s most vibrant sectors has been welcomed by Glenrothes MP Lindsay Roy.
Diageo’s five-year ‘Learning for Life, Scotland’ initiative will provide valuable technical training and work based experiences, opening the door to a wide range of career opportunities for young people.
Participants will also benefit from advice in areas such as interview preparation, teamwork, and communication, helping to boost their confidence in support of their journey to employment.
The first phase of the programme will focus on bartending and hospitality skills, and it will then expand its activities to embrace retail, manufacturing and entrepreneurship.
Mr Roy said: “Diageo is a major employer in my constituency, and it takes its responsibilities to its workforce seriously.
“Now with the launch of this new initiative, it is continuing to show it cares about the young people in Scotland who can’t find a job.
“In these difficult times, £5m is a significant sum of money to find for a programme such as this and I congratulate the company on having the foresight and courage to invest in our young people.”