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Macdonald Hotels to offer 400 traineeships

Programme to include mentoring from senior managers, on the job training and theory-based learning

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts is offering traineeships to 400 young people in 2016

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has committed to placing 400 young people in full-time traineeships in 2016.

The independent UK hotel group is partnering with Total People to offer the traineeships through work experience placements in 17 of its 48 hotels.

It will offer unemployed youths aged 16 to 24 a 16-week Future Talent programme, where they will experience first-hand all aspects of the hospitality industry, including food and beverage, conference, and front of house roles.

After four weeks, the participants will be mentored by senior managers at Macdonald Hotels for on-the-job training in their preferred positions. Two days a week will also be spent on theory-based lessons, giving recruits the skills for a career in hospitality.

Kellie Rixon, brand director at Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, said: “Where university doesn’t appeal to school leavers, or graduates are looking for a change of career, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts is offering young people a fully rounded, high quality, introduction to a career in the hospitality industry.

“As a leading name within the sector, we’re committed to providing real opportunities for people to enter employment. The training is rigorous, but participants will have access to some of the best in the business, putting them on a genuine path to success.”

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