Learning For Life Scotland 

The Bartender training programme launched as part of Diageo Learning For Life Scotland provides young unemployed people with coaching, core employability skills and specialist bartender training, opening the door to a wide range of exciting career opportunities in the Scottish hospitality industry. 

With two international events due to take place in Scotland in 2014 – The Ryder Cup and the Commonwealth games, Scotland’s hospitality sector needs to be ready to deliver world-class service to visitors from around the world.

Diageo has built on this opportunity to launch a five-year programme, aiming to provide valuable technical training and work experience to young people across various sectors. Participants benefit from advice in areas such as interview preparation, teamwork, and communication – helping to boost their life skills and confidence in support of their journey to employment. They also benefit from ongoing mentoring and assistance to guide them through the training and the job application process

During 2014, Diageo plans to offer accredited training to at least 200 individuals, who will then be offered work placements in participating venues across Scotland.

The scheme is part of Diageo’s long-term commitment to support Scotland’s economy and contributes to the overall aims of Movement to Work, helping to tackle youth unemployment across the UK. To complement the first phase of the programme focusing on bartending and hospitality, Diageo plans to expand its support for young people to embrace retail, manufacturing and entrepreneurship.

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