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Get into bartending in CQ

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Following initial discussions that we had late in 2022, we’re pleased that Belfast Metropolitan College has partnered with Hospitality Ulster to launch an exciting pilot programme aimed at attracting and upskilling potential new entrants into the Hospitality sector with training taking place in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter.

Get into Hospitality offers participants a free two-day course aimed at those seeking a part or full-time career in Hospitality. The programme is funded through the Department for the Economy (DfE) Skill Up programme

Successful participants on the programme will gain a City & Guilds Level 2 Principles of Customer Service with the courses delivered in industry, by industry experts. The programme will also cover key introductory practical skill areas enabling new entrants to upskill in food service and bartending

Speaking about the programme Damien Corr, Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District Manager, said: “The double whammy of Brexit and Covid had a devastating impact on the availability of staff for the hospitality sector which is so vital for Cathedral Quarter and the wider city. In discussing this problem with Belfast Met and acknowledging the imminent arrival of 1000s of students, we made the obvious connection!”

“CQ BID are delighted that Belfast Met, the Department for the Economy Skill Up team, and Hospitality Ulster have gone on to develop this course which is open to anyone with an interest in the industry. We are confident that this fantastic initiative will make a very positive impact on the sector.”

Applications for Get into Hospitality are open now with courses commencing 20th, 22nd, 27th and 29th March 2023.

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