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Brains to boost workforce with apprenticeship scheme

02 February 2011 by
Brains to boost workforce with apprenticeship scheme

Welsh brewer and pub company SA Brain has launched a training programme to help boost the culinary skills of school leavers.

The "Brains Chef Academy" is in partnership with Welsh apprenticeship provider ACT and Cambrian Training. It will see apprentices work towards an NVQ Level One in Food Preparation.

The scheme is intended to help young school leavers find work and also provide on-the-job staff training and qualifications to help keep Brains' pub estate supplied with skilled workers. Each apprentice has been paired with a Brains' pub chef and over the course of 12 weeks they will learn practical cookery skills, prepare food and understand how a commercial kitchen operates.

Susan Thomas, head of retail HR at Brains, said: "We're focusing on school leavers who want to pursue a career as a chef but haven't yet had the opportunity. We need more quality chefs within the hospitality industry and this is a great way of ensuring we have the supply to meet our growing requirements".

On completion of the program and their NVQ Level One, graduates of the academy will have the opportunity to join Brains as an employee and the option of progressing to NVQ Level Two in Professional Cookery

Ruth Morris, of Cambrian Training, added: "By joining forces with ACT we've been able to deliver an entry level training programme for in a quality work environment. Hopefully we're developing the next generation of chefs."

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