Red Hot World Buffet & Bar has launched a unique scheme to recruit 200 apprentices to its restaurants over the next 12 months and is targeting young people in Milton Keynes.
The scheme, run in association with the National Apprentice Service (NAS), aims to recruit young people that have missed out on employment, training or further education from Milton Keynes as well as Manchester, Nottingham, Leicester, Northampton, Liverpool, Leeds and Cardiff to learn alongside a team of chefs and staff that have learned their trade in five-star restaurants and hotels.
Helen Dhaliwal, Director, said: “Our apprentices will not only have the opportunity to learn essential skills in food preparation, presentation and service, they will be helped to develop a work ethic that will allow them to flourish in the hospitality industry.
“We feel the Red Hot World Buffet & Bar’s apprenticeship scheme is an excellent way to give back to the local communities that are so integral to our success. The company is expanding by 300 per cent from six to 18 restaurants over the next three years, and if this scheme is successful we intend on becoming the biggest provider of apprenticeships in the UK.”
Andrew Barlow, account manager at the NAS, commented: “Red Hot World Buffet & Bar’s investment demonstrates their commitment to developing opportunities for local people to gain skilled employment. This has the added benefit of ensuring the company is equipped with a highly skilled workforce of their own, which will allow them the freedom to continue their expansion across the UK. The NAS are delighted to be supporting them in this programme.”
Vacancies will be advertised on the NAS website from 1st September 2011 at www.apprenticeships.org.uk.