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TENNENT Caledonian joined forces with Skills Development Scotland last month for the launch of the national skills body’s 2013 Modern Apprenticeship (MA) scheme.

TENNENT Caledonian joined forces with Skills Development Scotland last month for the launch of the national skills body’s 2013 Modern Apprenticeship (MA) scheme.

The annual initiative, which was launched at the Tennent’s Training Academy, aims to provide MA courses for 25,000 young people across Scotland.
As part of its partnership with Skills Development Scotland, Tennent Caledonian runs a Modern Apprentice Plus (MAP) programme.
The year-long apprenticeship covers hospitality, food hygiene, health & safety, customer service and licensing.
As well as the subjects covered in the MAP programme, candidates also have the chance to enrol in ‘specialist courses’, which include beer and cellar management, licence retail operations and professional cookery.
“This scheme is without doubt an excellent way of training Scotland’s young people in their chosen careers and industries,” said Tennent Caledonian managing director John Gilligan.
“Having completed an apprenticeship myself, I found it gave me a certain discipline and confidence throughout my working career.”

Image – The 2013 MA scheme was launched at the Tennent’s Training Academy.

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