Highland graduates have learned for life

A FRESH cohort of bartenders have graduated from Diageo’s Learning for Life training programme.

The team of six students completed their six-week course with a graduation ceremony at The Whitehouse in Inverness.

All six were offered the opportunity to interview with Highland hospitality operator Cru Holdings, with two already having secured positions with the company.

Learning for Life provides bartender training to young, unemployed people across the UK. So far the scheme has provided training to more than 5,500 people.

The training is funded by Diageo and delivered by The Springboard Charity.

Ross Sharratt of Cru Holdings said the company ‘is proud to have actively supported Diageo Learning for Life this year, and it has been a truly rewarding experience’.

“Witnessing the candidates’ remarkable growth and progress throughout their training has been inspiring,” said Sharratt.

“They have not only gained confidence but also embraced a wider range of positions within the hospitality sector, some of which they had not previously considered.

“We offered all the candidates placements across our diverse sites, and their enthusiastic and professional approach to their roles was truly commendable. In fact, we are thrilled to share that some of them have accepted permanent positions within Cru Hospitality.

“We eagerly look forward to the next course to support and empower a new set of candidates, providing them with valuable opportunities to excel within the hospitality sector.”