Lindley Venue Catering, which manages the catering services at Huddersfield’s Galpharm Stadium is to work together with Kirklees College on a local education and training programme.
The initiative will provide students in Kirklees College’s Catering, Travel and Tourism departments with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience working as part of the Lindley Venue Catering team in match-day, conference, banqueting and event hospitality environments at The Galpharm Stadium. The scheme envisages both work experience placements and paid temporary employment.
Selected students will be offered personal development training programmes leading to potential offers of full-time permanent positions within The Lindley Group’s UK-wide operation.
Kirklees College will provide Lindley employees working at The Galpharm Stadium the opportunity to study for formal qualifications and also develop apprenticeship schemes.
Adam Woods, a commis chef at The Galpharm Stadium, and James Birch, Lindley Venue Catering’s Bar Manager (both pictured), will be among the first employees to benefit from the initiative. Woods will be attending Kirklees College on a Hospitality Course, while Birch has enrolled for an NVQ Management Level 3 training course.
Simon Pile, Lindley Venue Catering’s GM at The Galpharm, outlined the initiative to 120 students at Kirklees College and invited them to attend an Open Evening at The Galpharm. Students can choose which department they work for including: Hospitality Suites, Boxes or Match-day Retail Catering.
Adam Elliott, CEO of The Lindley Group, says: “Well trained and committed staff is the success by which the hospitality industry is measured and this reciprocal arrangement provides a perfect foundation for developing the industry’s future talent.”
Lindley Venue Catering was awarded the five-year, £10.3m contract to manage catering services at the 51-acre Galpharm Stadium complex in July 2011.
The former RIBA Building Award of the Year winning site also incorporates a purpose-built conference centre and outside the football and rugby seasons, the Galpharm can be converted to a concert arena accommodating up to 40,000.
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