Programme is launched
An innovative programme aimed at giving Rutherglen’s most disadvantaged adults hospitality skills and employment opportunities was launched last week.
The adult hospitality programme is a partnership between Clyde Gateway and Marriott Hotels.
The event will see 20 people from the Clyde Gateway area, which includes Rutherglen, being invited to the Glasgow Marriott Hotel for an information day, before 10 lucky participants are chosen for an intensive two-week course which is fully certified.
Following the course, Clyde Gateway wi l l fund five of those taking part to receive full time employment at the Glasgow Marriott for a period of six months.
The initiative will run in conjunction with a similar hospitality programme aimed at school pupils: ‘The Hotel and Hospitality Academy’.
Now entering its second year, last year’s programme saw the hotel chain employ 18 school leavers at its Glasgow city centre site, with the latest raft of new recruits hoping to make a similar positive impact.
Twelve pupils from four high schools - including Stonelaw and Trinity - will each be given 190 hours of work experience across all elements of a busy hotel environment, with each individual learning life skills and increasing their chances of employability once they graduate.
Natalie Phillips, Project Manager, Education, Business & Community Growth, Clyde Gateway, said: “Working together with the local community and employers to provide new skills and create future employment opportunities sits at the very heart of the work we deliver at Clyde Gateway.
“These initiat i v e s are some of the many programmes we carry out with local high schools and adults within the Clyde Gateway catchment area. The hospitality sector is continuing to grow and provides a wide range of job opportunities so we are delighted to work alongside the Glasgow Marriott Hotel to support the next generation of industry workers.”
Claire Fisher, Human Resources Manager, Glasgow Marriott Hotel, said:
“The Glasgow Marriott Hotel HR team have formed an effective business relationship with Clyde Gateway. They are extremely community focused and we were continually impressed by the level of support they provided during last year’s scheme. Their efficiency and professional approach inspired confidence during our work together on the Hotel and Hospitality Academy and we look forward to welcoming the next batch of recruits through our doors during the coming weeks.”
A similar project aimed at primary school pupils is also set to launch later this year. The scheme is designed to give 24 primary schools in the Clyde Gateway area the opportunity to gain an insight into what it’s like working in the hospitality sector.
Double trouble Nicola Tamagnini (15) a pupil at Trinity High with Megan Gourley (17) Stonelaw High