Surrey Quays is giving sixteen to 24-year-olds the chance to embark on a free five-week training programme, to provide them with skills for a career in retail or hospitality.
The ‘Bright Lights Starting Out in Retail and Hospitality’ programme gets underway in October, but the deadline ti sign up is October 4.
The programme will combine classroom teaching with work placements at one of Surrey Quays’ retail, food and beverage or leisure brands.
At the end of the scheme, trainees will receive a formal qualification at an official celebration event later this year.
Throughout the course, trainees will also get access to training from industry experts, support with interviews and CV writing, as well as a personal mentor.
The new programme will be funded by Surrey Quays’ owner British Land, who is preparing proposals for the Canada Water Masterplan. It will be delivered in partnership with The Source Skills Academy – a leading centre of excellence for retail and customer service training.
Applicants must sign up to a taster session by tomorrow. The sessions will provide a flavour of what the programme will involve and an opportunity to speak to course leaders.
Ian Moore, centre manager at Surrey Quays, said: “The Bright Lights Starting Out in Retail and Hospitality programme is a fantastic way for young, unemployed people in Southwark to discover their potential and gain valuable experience of what it’s like to work in the dynamic retail and hospitality sectors.
“The programme coincides with busy recruitment periods at the centre so we, together with our retailers, can’t wait to welcome the new trainees and offer them on-the-job training and support so they can really kickstart their careers.”
To find out more information or sign up to the taster session, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0114 263 5619.