Pub and bar operators pledge 100 work placements
27 Februray, 2013
Within hours of the launch of the Perceptions Group Pub and Bars Careers initiative earlier this week, 100 work placements for young people had been pledged by participating operators.
At a launch conference on Tuesday, over 40 pub and bar operators heard how the Pub and Bar Careers initiative would help to transform the lives of young people; provide the sector with well trained, enthusiastic and willing young people; in some cases, provide financial support in taking on a young person; and enable operators to tap into a talent bank of future stars.
Vice chairman of the Perceptions Group, Anthony Pender, who is also a director of Yummy Pubs, said that a programme he had developed to help the young people from the pub’s neighbouring drop-in centre in Somers Town, London, get back into work had now grown into a solid, structured, work placement programme supported by a two week pre-employment programme.
Yummy has now pledged to offer a further 30 work placements in addition to the five they have currently run. Oakman Inns & Restaurants had pledged a further 20, and a further 50 were ledged by Beds and Bar's.
The programme begins in April but employers can register or pledge their placements on the Hospitality Guild website, which is backing the initiative.