David · Aug 9, 2017

Magners, Tennent’s Training Academy and Foundation serve up employability programme for third year

Magners Irish Cider, Foundation and the Tennent’s Training Academy have announced the successful Magners Employability Programme will this year focus on chefs looking to get a foot in the kitchen door in 2017.

The project aims to help unemployed people get back into work and returns for its third year after Celtic sponsors, Magners, raised £19,670 for the Foundation, by donating £10 from the first 1,967 of a limited edition Magners Lisbon Lions pack launched to mark the 50th anniversary of Celtic’s historic 1967 European Cup win.

This year, the project is targeted at people who have a passion for cooking and hospitality, as it will see 12 successful applicants undergo training at the state of the art Tennent’s Training Academy from Thursday 14 September until Friday 17 November. Any cooks in the making interested in applying to take part should visit magners.co.uk/celticfoundation.

Applicants can also attend a Recruitment Open Day at the Shettleston Job Centre on Tuesday 5th September from 10am to 12pm, with interviews being held at Celtic Park on Thursday 7th September.

The Magners Employability programme has helped 24 participants gain employment or move into further education since it began in 2015.

This year, the project is targeted at people who have a passion for cooking and hospitality, helping tackle a long-standing skills shortage in Scotland. During the 10-week programme, participants will develop their culinary skills before leaving the course, ready to start work as trainee Commis Chefs in the industry.

To further help graduates in their new cooking careers, some of the biggest businesses in hospitality, including DiMaggio Group, G1 Group, Lynette Leisure, Jury’s Hotel and Holiday Inn, to name a few, have pledged their support, committing to taking on graduates at the end of the programme to work in their kitchens.

Delivered by Foundation and the award-winning Tennent’s Training Academy, the Magners Employability Programme prepares participants for life after the project, encouraging them to engage with a varied mix of work experience, certified industry training along with recruitment days, motivational speakers, and sessions covering; skills, qualities, job searching, CVs, application forms, interview techniques and work ethic.

In addition, this year’s programme will include awards in food safety, a look at world food trends, menu planning, nutritional cooking and foraging trips.

The aim of the project is to enable participants to use their new-found skills and experience to secure employment, voluntary work or further training.

David Kelly, Graduate of the Magners Employability Programme 2016 and now a trainee chef with the Tennent’s Training Academy said: “I joined the Magners Employability Programme in 2016 after being unemployed for two years. I’d previously worked in a dead-end job with no real career prospects when my Job Centre careers advisor recommended the programme to me and I’ve never looked back. Thanks to the experience of the programme I’ve got myself a full-time job in the hospitality industry and I’m continuing to learn and develop my culinary skills. I’m creating a future for myself and my family. My advice to anyone thinking of applying for the programme would be to go for it, it can change your life in more ways than one.’

George Kyle, Head of Sponsorship for Magners, said: “Since we launched the Magners Employability Programme, we’ve helped dozens of people get back into work and give them the confidence and skills to further themselves professionally and personally. It’s people like David who make the programme worthwhile and are the reason for launching the Employability Programme in 2015. To see the impact that it’s making on people’s lives is hugely rewarding. David’s story is one of the many success stories we hear at the end of the programme. We know that the hospitality industry is crying out for chefs but it can be difficult for people with little training to get a job. This is why it made perfect sense to focus on culinary training to help work towards solving two very real problems. I look forward to meeting the participants on the programme this year.”

Tony Hamilton, Chief Executive at Foundation, added: “ Foundation wants to help people into employment and find a longer-term solution. It’s not about ‘quick wins’ for us and we are delighted with the opportunity to work alongside Magners once more and deliver this project, which hopefully will allow more people to find sustainable employment. Magners share our values and we are always on the look-out for partners like them who want to do the right thing in our communities.”

Craig Redburn, Deputy Hotel Manager at Hallmark Hotels, said: “It can be hard to gain the experience and confidence needed for chef roles, but Hallmark Hotels always eager to help passionate cooks develop in the kitchen. This is why we’re more than happy to fully support the Magners Employability Programme this year and offer kitchen roles to graduates. We look forward to helping graduates move on to the next stage of their chef careers.”

Ad · GentingBet

Celtic v Livingston Preview And Betting Tips

Celtic look to keep the heat on rivals Rangers when they welcome Livingston in the Scottish Premiership...

Ad · GentingBet
The Celtic Bhoys · 2h Hot!

Celtic told Southampton’s asking price for Elyounoussi

Celtic have been told how much they must pay to sign Mohamed Elyounoussi on a permanent basis and it will shatter the club’s transfer record.

Celtic battle Premier League giants for highly-rated winger

It is almost winter time, which means the rumours are flowing! Celtic is once again linked with another player, but may face competition.

How to watch Celtic vs Livingston: TV Channel, Live Stream

Here’s how you can watch Celtic finally return from the international break to take on Livingston in the Scottish Premiership...

Jose Mourinho reportedly rejected offer to be Celtic manager

Current Tottenham Spurs boss Jose Mourinho had reportedly turned down an offer by Celtic to become its manager according to the Times.

Celtic Confirm Vital Glasgow Derby Date

CELTIC have tonight confirmed Celtic’s next trip to Ibrox will be on the 15th March next year – the last derby before the split.

Celtic TV · 4h

BTS: Celtic FC Christmas film 2019

It’s time to go behind the scenes at the Star of Glasgow’s Green & White film shoot for the #CelticChristmasAd2019🎭 #CelticFC #Christmas2019 Watch exclusive player and manager interviews, full-match replays and go behind the scenes of Celtic FC ONLY on Celtic TV...

Celtic TV · 4h
Celtic FC · 10h

Celtic Football Club Presents: Star of Glasgow’s Green & White

CELTIC Football Club today launched its much-anticipated Christmas classic as it released its brand new festive advert, and you can watch it here now!

Celtic FC · 10h

Packed Line Up for CELTIC AM

Celtic AM is back on Saturday at Malone’s Glasgow before Celtic take on Livingston at Celtic Park.

VideoCelts · 14h

Scott Brown amuses fans with Keevins confrontation and car park signing talks with Rangers

According to the broadcaster it required the intervention of Paul Hartley to ensure a dry solution but in front of 3,000 Celtic fans at the Hydro last night Brown shared his version of the incident...

VideoCelts · 14h

ITK’s Lazy Lennon story destroyed by Celtic Star’s Training Ground Revelations

EARLIER this year, after Brendan Rodgers sneaked off under cover of darkness one late February night, and before Peter Lawwell visited the Celtic dressing room at Hampden to offer Neil Lennon the manager’s job for the second time on a permanent basis after he had successfully completed a historic Treble Treble, there was an ‘In...

Brilliant, magic, class- Celtic fans delighted by new club release

Jonny Hayes turned out to be one of the stars as he was pushed around in an aircraft by Scott Sinclair with, inevitably, Neil Lennon and Leigh Griffiths also taking starring roles...

VideoCelts · 13h

Celtic put fans on alert for 10am announcement

The two Chris’s have been involved in trailers wearing natty green Christmas jumpers with Jullien enjoying the social media profile playing for Celtic has provided...

VideoCelts · 13h

Griffiths boost for Celtic as Neil Lennon issues Edouard ‘hands off’ warning

The striker could make his long comeback after being included in Celtic’s squad for tomorrow’s visit of Livingston...

Celtic’s UEFA Mystery

CELTIC should have found out on Thursday what their latest punishment from UEFA would be but so far there’s been no word from the club or UEFA about a decision which was clearly stated on the UEFA website for Nov 21...

Celtic fined €15,000 by UEFA, Green Brigade raise £15,750 for Asylum Seekers and Refugees

CELTIC have been fined €15,000 by UEFA for illicit banner and illicit chants in the 2-1 win over Lazio at Celtic Park while the Italians have been fined €10,000 for illicit chants at the same match...

Tinpot – Scott Brown Reveals His Hilarious Rangers Signing Talks

SCOTT BROWN was in top form on Thursday night as he sat down for a special Q&A with 3,000 Celtic supporters in attendance.

Celtic’s Video Christmas Showstopper

THE eight-in-a-row champions are all singing and dancing in Celtic’s brilliant and amusing 2019 Christmas ad that is a certain showstopper.

The42.ie · 3h

Celtic and Lazio fined by Uefa over Mussolini banner and ‘illicit’ chanting

The governing body’s control, ethics and disciplinary body has disciplined the clubs following October’s heated Europa League clash in Glasgow...

The42.ie · 3h

Revealed: The Moment Scott Brown Turned Down Rangers

SCOTT BROWN was in top form on Thursday night as he sat down for a special Q&A with 3,000 Celtic supporters in attendance.

Celtic Stars at War?

CALLUM McGREGOR versus Nir Bitton? It could be a reality when the draw for the Euro 2020 play-offs is made at 11am today.

Broony’s Griff Warning

LEIGH GRIFFITHS is battling to get his Celtic career back on track – but skipper Scott Brown has warned the fans not to expect too much too soon.

Celtic FC · 4h

Your Celtic v Livingston matchday guide – all you need to know

THE Hoops are back at Paradise this weekend, with Livingston the visitors on Saturday (November 23) as Premiership action resumes following the international break...

Celtic FC · 4h

Celtic’s Europa League Injury Blow – Lennon Confirms

The Celtic manager has confirmed Mohamed Elyounoussi will be out for a nother 7-10 days which will mean the midfielder will miss the Livingston game AND the Rennes game on Thursday next week.

Celtic FC · 10h

‘Star Of Glasgow’s Green & White’ out as charity single

WE are delighted to announce that the original song created for this year’s ad ‘Star of Glasgow’s Green & White’, has been released as a charity single with proceeds going to Celtic FC Foundation’s Christmas appeal...

Celtic FC · 10h
VideoCelts · 32m

The Scotland moment that had Neil Lennon screaming at the telly

It was a shocking challenge, it was a red card for me, thankfully he (Forrest) came through the game fine...

VideoCelts · 32m

Hugh Keevins denies Scott Brown’s ‘pinned against the wall’ story

What happened next is up for debate, the two journalists who were on the scene have denied that their colleague was pinned against the wall as claimed...

Stadium Tour You Tuber replies to ‘Tinfoil hat Ibrox conspiracy theorists’

“I want them to think who should I pick. Corporate sponsors- if they are looking to pick between one and the other- who are they going to pick?

Sportsound Podcast: 22 Nov 19

We hear from Scotland manager Steve Clarke on facing Israel in the Euro 2020 playoff plus former manager Alex McLeish on his time in charge...

Hugh Keevins Responds to Scott Brown Altercation

After Scott Brown told the story about his chance meeting with Hugh Keevins on international break over ten years ago we threw it back to Shug on social media who gave us this reply on Friday night...

Lennoxtown Latest: Karamoko Dembele’s First Team Inclusion

NEIL LENNON had his full squad back on Friday for their training session before the game against Livingston on Saturday as shown by the SNS Pictures.

Lennon warning over Elyounoussi injury

We have to be wary of that one, make sure that he gets the proper recovery time otherwise it could deteriorate...

Lennon Is Right To Question Whether The League Should Move League Matches For Scotland Games.

There’s one thing about Neil Lennon which cannot be denied; he never feels any need to pander to people or to make friends when he doesn’t need or want to...

Full Press Conference: Elhamed Injury and Edouard’s Future Discussed

NEIL LENNON sat down at his pre-match press conference and looked relaxed as his side get ready for 11 games over a 36 day period.

ACSOM · 22m

Livingston Pre-match with A Celtic State of Mind

ALAN MORRISON: Celtic’s only SPFL apocalypse thus far was in the Tony Macaroni arena where the champions were bullied and belittled by a well-drilled home side marshalled by Sergeant Major Willard, I mean Holt.

ACSOM · 22m
Load More That's all Folks!
View the latest Celtic news or browse the Celtic FC news archive
90 Minute Cynic · Nov 19

Best of the Best – Part One

Best of the Best is a Podcast series that discusses some of Celtic’s best players from contemporary times.The debate and drinks flow as a panel of Chris Boud, Allan Edgar and Paul Carlin took the opportunity to curate another ‘Best of the Best’ Celtic team.The panel each choose a mystery Goalkeeper, Centre Back etc and have to make an argument for their player to be added into the ‘Best of the Best’ team.Chris Gallagher took time to prepare what would be considered a contentious selection of player option...

90 Minute Cynic · Nov 19

Sportsound Podcast: 22 Nov 19

We hear from Scotland manager Steve Clarke on facing Israel in the Euro 2020 playoff plus former manager Alex McLeish on his time in charge...

View fixtures League table

1 Celtic 12 10 1 1 36 7 29 31
2 “Rangers” 12 10 1 1 35 7 28 31
3 Aberdeen 13 7 3 3 20 15 5 24
4 Motherwell 13 7 1 5 20 19 1 22
5 Kilmarnock 13 5 3 5 12 15 -3 18
6 Ross County 13 3 5 5 15 28 -13 14
7 Livingston 13 3 4 6 16 19 -3 13
8 Hibernian 12 2 6 4 16 23 -7 12
9 Hearts 12 2 5 5 15 17 -2 11
10 Hamilton Academical 13 2 5 6 14 24 -10 11
11 St Johnstone 12 2 4 6 12 28 -16 10
12 St Mirren 12 2 2 8 7 16 -9 8

Last match

Celtic 2-0 Motherwell Celtic FC Celtic 2-0 Motherwell at Celtic Park in Glasgow in the Scottish Premiership. 2019-11-10T15:00:00+00:00 2019-11-10T16:45:00+00:00

Scottish Premiership
15:00 10 November 2019

Next match

Celtic v Livingston Celtic FC Celtic v Livingston at Celtic Park in Glasgow in the Scottish Premiership. 2019-11-23T15:00:00+00:00 2019-11-23T16:45:00+00:00

Scottish Premiership
15:00 23 November 2019