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Young chefs fired up for MA programme

Posted by | 27th October 2015 | Apprenticeship News, Uncategorized

SRUC Elmwood celebrates its successful and expanding Hospitality Modern Apprenticeship programme as new partnerships are made, and what better time do to so than during Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink.

The Elmwood Campus of Scotland’s Rural College is committed to ensuring the next generation working in the hospitality, catering and restaurant industry maintains and develops its ‘back to basic’ skills.

Run in collaboration with local employers the Modern Apprenticeship (MA) programmes train and develop staff at a minimal cost to the employer.

During the programme employees gain relevant knowledge, practical skills, and a recognised qualification by combining college classes and on the job training. In turn, employers expand their team of staff, and have the advantage of training apprentices to their own requirements which best support their own business.

Roberto Gouveia, a chef apprentice at Craigrothie’s Kingarroch Inn, is passionate about food and when asked about his experience on the Modern Apprenticeship he said:“I really like the kitchen at the Elmwood campus. It’s really well set up and while I’m there I get to learn new techniques that complement my day to day job”.

Also benefitting from the course is Joseph Reddie who has been working part-time at the Links Trust Club House in St Andrews since he was at school.

Now on the MA programme, Joseph attends college every Tuesday, mixing with like-minded students and developing skills which he puts into practice at the Club House restaurant.

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