Successful hospitality job scheme to return to Dundee

A highly successful hospitality employability scheme is set to return to Dundee this month, offering young people in the area the chance to gain the skills and qualifications needed for a successful career in the industry.

Starting on April 30, the Diageo Learning for Life course offers students six weeks of practical coaching and employability training, including industry certified qualifications on completion of the course.

Students also get the chance to gain vital on-the-job experience through an invaluable work placement with some of the City of Discovery’s leading businesses.

Young unemployed people from Dundee and Tayside are being encouraged to sign up for the award-winning training programme, which is open to those aged 18-28.

Gillian Dalziel, manager of the programme, said: “The Learning for Life course provides students with the opportunity to learn new skills, gain recognised qualifications and build confidence.

“The sector is thriving, as is Dundee, with the anticipated opening of the V&A and recent Tay Cities Deal, so now is the perfect time for us to return to the area.”

Since its launch in 2014, more than 1,000 unemployed people have graduated from the Diageo Learning for Life programme, with 81% of graduates going on to further training or employment and 78% securing long-term employment — making it one of Scotland’s most successful training schemes.

Diageo Learning for Life was operational in Dundee from 2014-16, and enabled 53 locals to kickstart their careers.

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