Students graduate from hospitality and bartending course

By Jessica Mason

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Students graduate from hospitality and bartending course

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A group of 14 young people have graduated from the London pilot of the Learning for Life Hospitality and Bartending Course.

The graduation ceremony was held at Diageo’s Global HQ in Park Royal, London.

Over the last six weeks the students have taken the course which prepares them to work in the hospitality industry. It provides them with a mix of technical and vocational qualifications, industry visits and soft skills development (for example, CV writing and confidence building).

This course is followed by a two-week work placement in a London pub or bar, organised by the Perceptions Group, the pub and bar careers scheme. They are then guaranteed an interview with a local employer.

Andrew Cowan, country director of Diageo GB said: “Unemployment amongst young adults is a difficult issue for London, but London also has one of the most vibrant and fastest growing hospitality sectors in the world, with fantastic opportunities for young people with the right skills.

Keith Knowles, chairman of the Perceptions Group,said: “The Learning for Life programme is a great example of the industry investing in young people across the country. The Perceptions Group is more than happy to help Diageo promote careers in pubs and bars, whilst making people aware of the fantastic opportunities that the sector offers.”

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Posted by Adrianna March- L4L London Graduate,

Yes, we did get the APLH. We also got Wine Service, Drinks and Customer Service, Beer Cellar Cask and Keg and Food Safety

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Posted by Bob Finch -,

Hopefully part of the course included a day to study for and pass the APLH, allowing them to apply for a Personal Licence right from the start!

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