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HIT Hospitality Apprentices Enjoy Epicurean Fundraising Experience

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HIT Hospitality Apprentices Enjoy Epicurean Fundraising Experience

HIT Hospitality Apprentices Enjoy Epicurean Fundraising Experience
September 09
09:02 2015

Nine young people who are currently partaking in the Scottish Apprenticeship in Hospitality programme enjoyed working alongside some of the country’s top head chefs at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow.

An industry-led programme which provides world-class training across all aspects of the modern hotel industry, the Scottish Apprenticeship in Hospitality is aimed at young people who are committed to forging a future career within the hospitality industry.

The future chef stars worked in conjunction with the the Radisson’s executive chef James Reid (pictured centre) at the annual POETS lunch in Glasgow last week.

Robert Allan, HR Director for Apex Hotels, said: ‘The Scottish Apprenticeship in Hospitality as an opportunity for school leavers to enter the hospitality industry.

‘As well as earning industry-recognised qualifications, they also gain invaluable real world, on-the-job experience and knowledge which will stand them in good stead for their future careers.

The POETS event (Push Off Early, Tomorrow’s Saturday) featured TV host and journalist Tam Cowan as MC, and provided the apprentices with the opportunity to gain valuable experience in working at a large-scale hospitality function.

David Cochrane, CEO for HIT Scotland added: ‘These enthusiastic apprentices supported us to deliver this event for senior members of Scotland’s hospitality industry.

‘Our mission is to assist people to achieve their potential within Scottish hospitality, and I’m sure they will remember it as a highlight as they work through their apprenticeships and their careers.”

One of the apprentices, Jamie-lee McKenzie (pictured second from right), who currently works at Blythswood Square in Glasgow, said: ‘I have met lots of important people in this industry and I’m delighted to work with some of the country’s best chefs.’

SAH is delivered in partnership between The Gleneagles Hotel, Cameron House Hotel, the Townhouse Collection, Apex Hotels, and Diageo Learning for Life, as well as training partners Skills Development Scotland, Training Matters and the Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland.

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