Diageo launches £5m training programme


DIAGEO has launched a new youth training programme in Scotland, aimed at helping young, unemployed people into the workplace.

The five-year Learning for Life, Scotland programme will provide technical training and work-based experiences, as well as guidance in areas such as interview preparation, teamwork, and communication.
The first phase of the programme will focus on bartending and hospitality and will then expand to include retail, manufacturing and entrepreneurship.
Diageo has claimed 200 graduates from the scheme will gain experience in roles created by this year’s Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup events.
“Diageo’s new Learning for Life programme is exactly the type of support Scotland’s young people need,” said Damien Yeates, chief executive of Skills Development Scotland.
“The programme aligns with our own employability work in that it’s not just about giving someone a job – it’s important that we all take it a step further by equipping young people with skills they can use in future employment. SDS is delighted to support Learning for Life and we look forward to seeing future stars of key industries emerge from this programme.”

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