Diageo recruiting young Fife adults for hospitality training

Diageo'Banbeath'Leven'July 4, 2009'East Fife Mail stock photography - FREE use
Diageo'Banbeath'Leven'July 4, 2009'East Fife Mail stock photography - FREE use

Twelve young, unemployed adults based in Fife are being offered the opportunity to join a national training programme backed by global drinks giant Diageo.

The Diageo, Learning for Life: Hospitality & Bartending course delivers everything participants need for a career in any front of house bar, restaurant or hospitality role.

Since it was launched in Scotland last year, the six week programme, has trained more than 300 young adults aged betweeen 18-28 with almost three quarters of all graduates from the course landing jobs.

Participants don’t need any previous experience, just the desire to work in a customer facing role and currently be on Job Seeker’s Allowance.

The course consists of four weeks of practical classroom training followed by two weeks work experience in a local business. Participants will gain a number of national qualifications including BIIAB Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders and BIIAB Level 2 Food Safety in Catering, and will undertake masterclasses in cocktails and spirits.

Corrina Henderson, Learning for Life Programme Manager, Diageo - GB said: “Developing talent for our industry is an important goal for our Learning for Life programme. We know the benefits that having first class staff brings to any business through our own operations in Leven. We are sure that graduates from the course will go on to make major contributions to Fife and Scotland’s hospitality sector.”

Springboard UK, Diageo’s training partner, is looking for potential Fife based candidates to attend a course recruitment day on 18 May in Glenrothes.

The programme is specifically targeted at young unemployed adults. Anyone interested in taking part should speak with their Job Adviser in the first instance who will be able to establish their suitability for the course.

Each student who completes the course will be guaranteed an interview with an employer currently recruiting in the local area.