Thirteen is delighted that Raddison Blu hotel is involved with our Hospitality Routeway which starts on 25 February 2019 at Ailington House in Central Durham. Shirlynn Lim, General Manager for Raddison Blu will be attending the course to speak to learners and also offering them guaranteed interviews for vacancies upon completion of the course. See this video link for more info:
Several other employers have also offered opportunities for both this Routeway and our Customer Service Routeway. We're doing lots to generate interest in this Routeway - however, we would also ask that partners share information on our offer too, as the live vacancies attached to each course provide real jobs for young people accessing the service and bookings are limited at present. More information is given below on the Routeways and how to refer.
Thirteen’s employability service has launched a new scheme to support young people in County Durham into work.
Funded by DurhamWorks as part of the Youth Employment Initiative, the Durham Routeways project offers help for people aged between 16 and 24, who are not in employment, education or training, to access training that can provide a route to employment.
The two-week programme in either hospitality or customer services, provides a level two qualification and guaranteed interviews for live job vacancies with local employers. One of the first businesses to offer employment opportunities is the Radisson Blu hotel in Durham City.
Karen Kenmare, senior housing related support manager at Thirteen, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for young people in County Durham to gain valuable skills and a qualification that will stand them in good stead in the future.
“The courses will provide training and confidence, with a genuine job interview at the end. Following the course, young people will also be given intensive 1-1 support from Thirteen’s employability service to help them progress into work.
“It’s important that local and national companies invest in the career prospects of our young people and we’re delighted that the Radisson Blu is working with us to offer potential roles for willing and enthusiastic candidates.”
Shirlynn Lim, General Manager from Radison Blu, said: “The culture of our business worldwide is to provide meaningful employment, develop our team's talents and increase young people's employability, and that is why we are pleased to be working with Thirteen and DurhamWorks on this important project.
“We are very much looking forward to meeting the young people who complete the course and who, hopefully, may become valued members of our team in the future.”
Helen Radcliffe, DurhamWorks Programme Manager, said: “We’re delighted that Thirteen has joined us and is developing such interesting opportunities for unemployed young people in County Durham.”
Places on Thirteen’s DurhamWorks Customer Service and Hospitality Routeway courses can be booked by emailing Durhamfirstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively, you can find a booking form and more information at: www.thirteengroup.co.uk/durhamrouteways