PRLog - Aug. 16, 2011 - De Vere Academy of Hospitality is scheduled to open its forth London academy in Portland Place, West London, in September 2011.
Portland Place will have up to 200 vacancies per year for two apprenticeship programmes in Customer Service or Professional Cookery for young people not in education, employment or training who are 16 to 24 years old.
The recruitment has now started and places are filling rapidly. To find out more please visit www.devereacademy.co.uk
During the programme, apprentices gain a qualification and a weekly wage but most importantly go on work placement for real life experience. Everyone is given free uniforms and a free lunch each day.
Upon graduating, some apprentices find employment with De Vere Group but many more will either go on to further training or work in local hospitality businesses.
With nine academies across the UK, De Vere Group aims to train 10,000 young people in the next years.
Kellie Rixon, Managing Director, De Vere Academy of Hospitality commenting on these industry changes said: ‘In recent times we have seen a significant decrease in the amount of skilled staff and new talent coming into the hospitality industry. This has had a big impact not just in our company but in the industry as a whole with predicted vacancies over the next three years estimated at one million. We need to make a difference – and this is where the Academy comes in”.