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Apprenticeships and training for young people

Gleneagles Hotel signed up to the Young Person's Guarantee in 2021. Prompted by a tough year for the hospitality sector, the business saw a chance to be part of the solution.  

Emma Simpson, Director of People and Culture at Gleneagles, was determined that they’d take part in the Guarantee. She saw that helping young people succeed in the difficult economic circumstances would help both them and the sector. 

Gleneagles have strengthened their links with schools, colleges and universities across Scotland. They’ve offered young people internships, work placements, CV checks and mock interview days. Additionally, they offer employment taster sessions, masterclasses and mentorship programmes with Gleneagles managers. 

Gleneagles is thrilled to pledge its commitment to the Young Person’s Guarantee.

Emma Simpson
Director of People and Culture at Gleneagles

They've also helped young people overcome barriers to entering the workforce. They have ongoing engagement with the charities Springboard and Career Ready. These aim to give every young person, regardless of background, the chance to prosper in life and work. 

Gleneagles have offered 20 new apprenticeship places leading to permanent jobs. These are across culinary, hotel operations, food and beverage, greenkeeping, and hotel management. On the job learning is combined with a formal recognised qualification.