Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, the UK's largest independent
hotel group, has committed to placing 400 young people into
fulfilling, full-time traineeships in 2016.
Working in partnership with Total People, Macdonald Hotels is
offering quality traineeships through work experience placements in
17 of its 48 hotels throughout the UK.
Unemployed 16 to 24 year olds will be able to apply for the 16
week "Future Talent" programme where they can experience first-hand
all aspects of the hospitality industry, such as food and beverage,
conference, and front of house roles.
After four weeks, individuals will be able to focus their
on-the-job training in their preferred positions within the hotel,
mentored by senior managers at Macdonald Hotels. Candidates will
also spend two days a week with Total People, who will deliver
theory-based lessons, giving recruits the skills for a prosperous
career in hospitality.
At the end of four months, successful participants will graduate
and be placed on a route to success within a vacancy or
apprenticeship programme at the hotel.
Kellie Rixon, Brand Director at Macdonald Hotels & Resorts,
said: "Where university doesn't appeal to school leavers, or
graduates are looking for a change of career, Macdonald Hotels
& Resorts is offering young people a fully rounded, high
quality, introduction to a career in the hospitality industry.
"As a leading name within the sector, we're committed to
providing real opportunities for people to enter employment. The
training is rigorous, but participants will have access to some of
the best in the business, putting them on a genuine path to
The hotels taking part in the Future Talent programme are:
The first cohort of 25 trainees are currently being selected and
assigned to their hotels.