TTA and HIT

Tennent’s Lager to help upskill hospitality staff

Wellpark Brewery’s bespoke hospitality training facility, the Tennent’s Training Academy, has partnered with Hospitality Industry Trust (HIT) Scotland to offer nine free scholarships to people working in the Scottish hospitality industry.

The first scholarship programme kicked off this week (30 April) and is seeing the emerging talent of Scotland’s hospitality industry delve into hands-on masterclasses worth over £10,000 with a team of industry experts in whisky, wine, cocktails and beer.

The lucky nine, handpicked by HIT Scotland, will spend the week learning from the best, with cocktail flair training with six times Scottish Champion David Monaghan and heading behind closed doors of the brewery itself to learn about the brewing production process.

Laura Hepburn, training and events manager at Tennent’s Training Academy, said: “One of Tennent’s core values is to give back to the Scottish hospitality industry and we’re happy to be able to facilitate this at the TTA in partnership with HIT Scotland for the first time.

“We want to equip our future hospitality leaders with all the training they’ll need to raise the level of service across Scotland.”

David Cochrane, HIT Scotland chief executive added:  "The Tennent's Training Academy scholarship is a fantastic addition to the HIT Scotland scholarship programme. 

“This new five-day course gives our scholars professional training from industry experts, in a fantastic setting, and allows them to take their skills to the next level. 

“I am sure they will leave feeling inspired, and keen to try out their new skills for all their customers, both locals and tourists, showcasing the best of Scotland's hospitality industry."

HIT Scotland’s scholarships vary from skills courses to unique experiences, in areas including management, revenue, sales, social media, customer experience, green tourism, food and drink.

Places are open to anyone studying or working in the hospitality industry in Scotland who wants to improve their skills and knowledge.

Published: 04 May 2018

Article by Bryce Wilcock
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