Marriott group offers apprenticeships

A hotel corporation has announced it is starting an apprenticeship scheme for young people.

Marriott International will initially offer 16 places to youths looking for catering jobs under its Marriott Culinary Apprenticeship Academy programme.

Training will be provided in conjunction with the Babcock company and will be up to NVQ level 2. Apprenticeships will last 18 months.

Next year another 30 places will be made available, and everyone who finishes their training is guaranteed a job as a commis chef in a Marriott hotel in the UK, according to the firm.

Marriott International's Bridgett Price said: "With the youth unemployment figure in the UK at nearly one million, we recognise the need to open up opportunities to people and ensure they have the training and support they need to help them excel in their careers.

"With exciting development and growth opportunities within our hotels in Europe comes the need for skilled people to take the hospitality industry forward.

"The big drive for us is making young people aware of the opportunities we can offer and showing them that this is an exciting industry with real career progression."

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