Raise a glass to brewery’s new scheme

A BREWERY has launched a programme of apprenticeships in beer storage, wine tasting and bartending.

Tennent Caledonian is offering 16- to 24-year-olds working in the leisure industry places on its “modern apprenticeship plus” scheme.

Courses include beer and cellar management, a Wine & Spirit Education Trust intermediate wine qualification and a professional bartenders City & Guilds.

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Awards in professional cookery and training in licence retail operations are also on offer.

The initiative also offers work experience and mentoring from senior figures in the drinks and hospitality industry, both within Tennent Caledonian and its partner businesses. Funded and managed by Tennent Caledonian with support from Skills Development Scotland, courses will begin in September.

Steve Annand, commercial managing director of Tennent Caledonian, said: “Our industry is already packed with talented young people and the MAP [modern apprenticeship plus]will recognise the very best and give them a fantastic boost for their careers, whatever area 
of our business they hope to 
succeed in.”