Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has said it is committed to placing 400 young people into “fulfilling, full-time traineeships” during 2016.
Working in partnership with Total People, the Scottish hotel operator plans to offer the traineeships through work experience placements in 17 of its 48 sites throughout the UK.
Unemployed 16- to 24-year-olds will be able to apply for a 16-week programme where they can experience all aspects of the hospitality industry, including food and beverage and front of house.
Macdonald brand director Kellie Rixon said: “Where university doesn’t appeal to school leavers, or graduates are looking for a change of career, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts is offering young people a fully rounded, high quality, introduction to a career in the hospitality industry.
“We’re committed to providing real opportunities for people to enter employment. The training is rigorous, but participants will have access to some of the best in the business, putting them on a genuine path to success.”