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Fairmont St Andrews' famous five

Fairmont St Andrews has welcomed five new future junior hotelier apprentices, as part of their three-year Hospitality Apprenticeship programme.

Apprentices were welcomed by John Keating, general manager, to start their first day at the five-star resort. During their first year, each individual will experience different departments within the hotel, starting with Kitchen, Housekeeping, Food & Beverage and Front Office. 

The idea behind the three-year hospitality apprenticeship is to develop a young workforce to be accomplished in all aspects of the hotel business. In their final year, the apprentices will learn the operations of Spa, Golf, Sales, Human Resources and Finance thus becoming Junior Hoteliers.

The resort will welcome five more apprentices in September 2018 with Open Evening events taking place in August, and will see 10 new recruits each year with 20 new apprentices over the next two years.

Keating commented: “I am delighted to welcome our five new apprentices, and look forward to working with them and developing their skills in a range of different departments.  We are dedicated to developing local talent and skills as part of our ongoing investment in the community. This Hospitality Apprenticeship program provides a great platform for future Junior Hoteliers to train within the tourism and hospitality industry and will not only add value to the business but to their own development and future career prospects.”