Hospitality firm announces 100 modern apprenticeship roles


A HOSPITALITY firm have today announced the creation of 100 new Modern Apprenticeships opportunities in Scotland.

Compass Scotland have launched their first Modern Apprenticeship Programme and have committed to creating the large number of opportunities in its programme’s first year of operation.

The apprenticeship programmes is said to create a career progression roadmap for an individual to work toward, from a Foundation Apprenticeship, Modern Apprenticeship or a Graduate Apprenticeship, dependent on their current situation.

Compass Scotland ambassador Tom Kitchin with MD David Hay credit @Schnappsphoto - Business News Scotland
(Photo credit @Schnappsphoto)Compass Scotland ambassador Tom Kitchin with MD David Hay

To deliver the Apprenticeship Programme, Compass Scotland is working closely with Scottish clients, Scottish businesses, hospitality industry stakeholders, colleges, and universities; with input from Compass Scotland’s Culinary Ambassador, Michelin-starred Chef Tom Kitchin.

The firm say the aim is to deliver an industry-leading, aspirational career pathways structure that offers “genuine opportunities for skills development and progression.”

The company will be providing apprenticeships in Culinary, Front of House, Facilities Management, Business Administration, Retail, Customer Service and Management.

Compass Scotland MD, David Hay, comments: “This new scheme offers a truly bespoke opportunity, enabling 100 apprentices to learn about the fantastic hospitality industry that we have here in Scotland, directly from those working within it.

“Scotland has an excellent reputation for its hospitality and its world-renowned food and drink.

“As the industry recovers from the impact of the pandemic, we need to look to the future and ensure that the next generation of talent is nurtured and retained.

“The opportunities offered through our apprenticeship schemes will enable employees to change or enhance their careers, while supporting the future of the industry we feel so passionate about.

“It’s an exciting opportunity at the time we need it the most, and I’m excited to see the results.”

Foundation Apprenticeships have been developed in partnership with Skills Development Scotland, Eastbank Academy, City of Glasgow College and Glasgow City Council; and Modern Apprenticeships will be offered in partnership with Polaris and City of Glasgow College.

Speaking on his involvement, Chef Tom Kitchin said: “I am very excited to be working with Compass on their apprenticeship scheme, which should help to bring through the next generation of hospitality talent in the UK.”