Training provider calls on Fife hospitality sector to help boost employability

Published: 21 May 2015 06:30

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AS Scottish Modern Apprenticeship Week 2015 draws to a close, training provider Xtra-Mile.com is calling on Fife employers to do their bit to boost employability.

It’s urging those in the hospitality sector to consider teaming up with Xtra-Mile.com to help offer work placements to young people aged 16 to 24, as well as over 25s who are out of work, as part of its 10-week training programme driven by the Employability Fund.

Xtra-Mile.com, which is a Skills Development Scotland-approved training provider, is looking for employers who are willing to host an unpaid work placement, over and above their own workforce, for a period of eight weeks.

The remainder of the 10-week programme will be made up of induction training and a week-long stint at The Open.

Xtra-Mile.com says it’s a great opportunity for both candidates and employers.

Managing director Anneliese Archibald said: “Not only will employers benefit from an extra pair of hands, but those who are passionate about developing young people in Fife will have a chance to help mentor those who are keen to have a career in hospitality but, often through no fault of their own, haven’t gotten off to the best of starts.

“Similarly, it’s a great opportunity to lend a helping hand to someone who has unexpectedly been made redundant and forced to retrain or upskill.

“Needless to say, it’s a fantastic offer to help people who are out of work boost their skills, update their CVs and work towards securing employment in the hospitality industry.

“We’re delighted to be able to offer them an additional placement at The Open thanks to The R&A and events and catering specialist Sodexo Prestige.

“Following their placements, we will work with our candidates to help them find employment, a college place or Modern Apprenticeship.”

Xtra-Mile.com is looking for work placements in or near Cupar, St Andrews, Crail, Leven, Glenrothes, Markinch, Kirkcaldy, Cowdenbeath and Dunfermline.

Employers interested in getting involved are urged to contact Lynda.XtraMile@gmail.com

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