Cameron House cooks up apprenticeship scheme


LOCH Lomond resort, Cameron House, has launched a new apprenticeship scheme for aspiring chefs.

The Cameron Chef Apprenticeship Programme will provide training for young adults aged between 18 and 24-years-old who live locally to the five-star hotel and have a desire to work in the hospitality trade.

Three of the hotel’s employees have already been accepted into the 18-month long scheme and a further six places are to be filled.

Apprentices will learn the ropes on food preparation, food service, and health and safety in various locations around the resort including The Boat House, Café Spa and The Clubhouse’s kitchens. They will also be able to gain hospitality qualifications during the training period.

Gemma Arnott, former head chef of The Clubhouse, will mentor the future apprentices during their training.

She said: “We’ll support young chefs throughout the duration of their apprenticeship, helping them build confidence and pushing them to achieve professional standards in the hospitality industry.

“We’re a close-knit team and our apprentice chefs will have real responsibilities from day one. I’d encourage anyone with a love of food to apply.”

Jennifer Jurgensen, director of human resources at the resort, said: “We wanted to offer young chefs more than the basic hospitality qualifications, and once the initial entry level programme is completed chefs will be given the opportunity to apply for the advanced qualification, which teaches them how to lead teams and develop recipes and menus for our restaurants.”

Applications for the 18-month long scheme open on January 31 and apprentices will begin training in March 2020.