Premier Inn launches Scottish Modern Apprenticeship Programme

By Liam Garrahan contact

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Annabelle Ewing, Minister for Youth and Women's Employment, with Premier Inn Edinburgh team
Annabelle Ewing, Minister for Youth and Women's Employment, with Premier Inn Edinburgh team

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Budget hotel chain, Premier Inn, has launched its Scottish Modern Apprenticeship Programme in Scotland, in a partnership with ITC Academy and Skills Development Scotland.

The apprenticeship is aimed at school-leavers and is designed to help build a ‘strong and talented’ future workforce in the Scottish hospitality sector. It gives apprentices the opportunity to train in all areas of the business whilst being paid the same rate as team members in the same positions.

The apprentices will gain Level Two qualifications in hospitality positions and will also earn a permanent contract with the opportunity to progress at the end of the programme.

Annabelle Ewing, Minister for Youth and Women's Employment, said that she is pleased that Premier Inn are offering young people the opportunity.

“The Scottish Government is committed to creating 25,500 new Modern Apprenticeship opportunities in 2015/16 and our work around Developing the Young Workforce includes seeking an improved gender balance for new starts.

“This is a significant contribution to that target and I wish the first tranche of Premier Inn MAs all the very best.”

Audrey Gillespie, Premier Inn Regional Operations Director in Scotland, said:  “I am absolutely delighted and very proud to be launching our new Scottish Modern Apprenticeship Programme in partnership with ITC Academy and Skills Development Scotland.

“Together we have created a structured programme with additional practical experiences where apprentices can earn and learn at the same time, get paid the same rate as other team members and secure a permanent position at the end of it.

“Our new apprentices will be given the chance not only to learn from other people across all areas and levels of the business but help build their knowledge and communication skills, resulting in invaluable work and life skills.”

Scottish Modern Apprenticeship Programme

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