Graduates are ready to go to work

Fourteen out of 25 graduates have already secured employment

A GROUP of young unemployed people from Glasgow have graduated from Diageo’s Learning for Life training programme, with over half already having secured employment.

Twenty-five students from across the city completed the training programme in November, and are set for new careers in the hospitality industry ahead of the festive season. The course, delivered by The Springboard Charity, provides students with industry qualifications as well as specialist bartending training.

Fourteen of the 25 graduates have already secured employment with Glasgow hospitality businesses including Blythswood Square Hotel and Grand Central Hotel.

“Offering a solid platform for training and development, the Diageo Learning for Life course provides students with the opportunity to learn new skills, gain recognised qualifications and build confidence – attributes which are valued greatly by hospitality employers, especially at this busy time of year,” said Nicola Reid of Diageo Learning for Life.