Know Collection to roll out free hospitality academy courses for unemployed

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Know Collection to roll out free hospitality academy courses for unemployed: Liverpool-based operator Know Collection is to roll out its free hospitality academy courses for unemployed people throughout 2018, with the company having taken on three new recruits from the first cohort. The Know Hospitality Academy has just completed its first course as part of its new curriculum. After four weeks of on-the job training and tutoring at The Richmond Hotel in Hatton Garden, Yolanda Cabellero and Siyehena Begum have secured jobs in housekeeping while Annuar Ameir will now form part of the porter team. The courses are open to anyone aged 16 or over who is unemployed, with the second intake due to start training on Monday (22 January). Know Hospitality Academy founder Steven Hesketh, who is chief executive of parent company Know Collection, said: “If our first cohort is anything to go by, I’m very excited for the future of the academy. From start to finish all seven trainees got stuck in and had a thirst to learn and that’s exactly what we hoped for. I’m thrilled to have Yolanda, Annuar and Si as part of our growing team here at The Richmond and look forward to seeing them grow and develop within the business.” Other trainees have gone on to secure further interviews with large national hotel chains and hotels within the city. Know Hospitality Academy director Andi MacGregor added: “Jobs in the hospitality sector are so varied – not everyone has to be a waitress or receptionist. We’re looking for aspiring accountants, housekeepers and baristas too.”

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