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New Modern Apprenticeships for restaurant group

A restaurant group has shown its commitment to work based learning announcing 35 new Modern Apprenticeship places.

Glasgow-based The DRG will welcome an initial 35 employees who are undertaking a Hospitality apprenticeship, with the programme gradually extending to include further existing staff and new recruits as the business expands. 

The announcement was made during a visit by Minister for Employability and Training, Jamie Hepburn to the Anchor Line restaurant during Scottish Apprenticeship Week.

The DRG Recruitment and Training Manager, Kath Knox, said: “We have built an infrastructure and developed expertise within the business in order to deliver apprenticeships in-house.

“We see Modern Apprenticeships, as the perfect way to develop and accredit the skills of their talented staff.”

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Relationship Accounts Executive, Industry & Enterprise Networks Alastair Gillen said: "Employers can benefit from apprenticeships by making skills work for their business. 

“The DRG are a great example of an employer that sees the business benefits of apprentices day-in and day-out.

“The investment they are making to their workforce and business infrastructure is encouraging for the hospitality and tourism industry in Scotland.”

With a strong pipeline of expansion plans, that will see their workforce grow from 1000 to 1400 by the end of 2018, the DRG are committed to training and developing their young team members to be the Head Chefs and Managers of the future.

Visit www.apprenticeships.scot for more on Scottish Apprenticeship Week, apprenticeships and how to upload apprenticeship opportunities for free.

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