Tom Kitchin partners with food and drink firm for new apprenticeship scheme

Compass Scotland David Hay with Tom Kitchin - Food and Drink News Scotland
@Schnappsphoto – Chef Tom Kitchin and new Compass Scotland Managing Director, David Hay

CELEBRITY chef Tom Kitchin has announced a new apprenticeship scheme in partnership with a Scottish food and drinks firm.

The Michelin starred cook is teaming up with Compass Scotland to provide employees in the hospitality industry with qualifications to help them get ahead.

Kitchin, who runs five restaurants, said: “I am really looking forward to working with Compass Scotland and the many exciting projects with the team, plus helping to bring through the next generation of Scottish hospitality.”

The scheme will see participants taken from level two to degree level six.

Compass Scotland MD, David Hay, added: “The opportunities offered through our apprenticeship scheme will enable employees to change or enhance their careers and underlines how our business is committed to helping every colleague, partner and client realise their potential.

“Having started my own career with Compass at the age of 19 as a hospitality waiter, this is something I feel incredibly passionate about.

“I very much look forward to seeing the next generation of this fantastic industry develop in Scotland through this exciting programme.”