Staff at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall have successfully completed an NCFE ‘Train the Trainer’ programme to help their interns achieve the most from their placements.
The Fifteen restaurants are renowned for supporting local communities by offering disadvantaged youngsters a chance to start a rewarding and potentially life-changing career.
Now the chefs and front of house management team at Fifteen Cornwall have attended the three-day course, designed to equip staff with the skills and knowledge needed to carry out workplace learning, so that students can gain even more from their experience.
Polly Dent, General Manager at Fifteen Cornwall, said: “We were looking for a qualification which would allow our staff to have the advanced skills and knowledge needed to effectively train the young people that we work with. This has ensured that our trainees get the best opportunity possible to build a career path within the industry.”
To ensure staff were able to fully utilise their knowledge and expertise, they were shown how to identify training needs, understand training styles, build a rapport with trainees, and develop their communication skills.
Each of the four restaurants worldwide provides a unique and sought-after training programme, starting with a few months at an established catering college. The students then begin their placements in the Fifteen kitchen, learning the ropes hands-on.
For more information about the Fifteen apprenticeships, visit www.fifteen.net.