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TRAINING BHA targets young people in new scheme


The British Hospitality Association (BHA) and Restaurant Association are targeting the hospitality and industry to invest in young people in the next phase of the industry’s jobs push. Te latest Big Hospitality


Conversation initiative, will specifically target youth employment in the restaurant and catering sectors. Led by the BHA in part-


nership with Springboard, Business in the Community (BITC) and Barclays, the event will be hosted by BaxterStorey in Tavistock Square, London. The initiative will invite hospitality and


Te intiative embraces a common approach to job creation


restaurant businesses from across the south- east to make pledges to create new jobs in the UK for 16 to 24-year-olds. It’s aim is


to tackle youth unemployment as well as embrace a common approach to work place- ments, internships and apprenticeships. Details: http://lei.sr?a=c9g4R


Hotel wins award for training homeless


The Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel in London has been given a Dragon Award for the work it does training homeless people to be chefs. Te hotel, which has been


running the scheme in part- nership with east London home lessness char i ty Providence Row for two years, won the award aſter impressing judges with its work training the city’s ‘lost apprentices’. The hotel ran workshops


in its kitchens before offering work placements with a real- life recruitment process, giving trainees real-life employment experience. Since the programme started, 24 out of the


Te Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel is training the homeless to be chefs


recognise excellence in corporate community engagement programmes. “Much can be learned from this year’s


31 people who took part in the scheme have completed the programme, with five of them moving into paid employment, four into accred- ited training and six into further volunteering. Established 26 years ago, the Dragon Awards


SME winners,” said Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Roger Gifford. “Tey have success- fully engaged with unskilled and unemployed people to spearhead the search for London’s lost apprentices.” Details: http://lei.sr?a=Q5q3g


New training course prepping Glasgow for 2014 Games


A new online programme is being developed to support tourism in Glasgow in the build up to the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Te Glasgow Welcomes course has been


developed by Flow Training for the Glasgow Tourism Service Initiative, with the key aim


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being to help tourism industry staff offer advice on what there is to do in the city. Te training module is funded by Scottish


Enterprise, with additional funding coming from Skills Development Scotland and Glasgow City Council. Details: http://lei.sr?a=R9v4U


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