Event, contract and retail caterer Amadeus has partnered with Solihull College to deliver a new apprenticeship scheme set to benefit local young people this year.
Following an eight-week pre-employment programme, which began on 1 May, applicants were invited to interview for roles in either front or back of house positions with the young people having now commenced their training.
The successful applicants will be employed by Amadeus for a minimum of 12 months during which time they will complete the apprenticeship framework and gain the appropriate qualification.
The apprentices will work across two of Amadeus’s home venues, the LG Arena and the International Convention Centre (ICC) over the course of the 12-month programme to maximise their experience.
“As a business we are always looking for ways to help develop and encourage young people starting out in the industry and have supported a number of apprenticeship programmes over the years,” says Head of Learning and Development for Amadeus, Alison Horner.
“Working with Amadeus the students will get to experience working in a live catering environment with qualified personnel, across a variation of sectors from retail to fine dining.”
As part of the two-way partnership between Solihull College and Amadeus, the college has also contributed towards the refurbishment of the Air restaurant, located inside the LG Arena, which will be used as a training academy for the apprentices.
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