TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
Many of the young people employed at Mackintosh at the Willow have joined us through our partnership with the Princes Trust. It is our mission to continue to provide valuable opportunities to our young team. We currently have 10 members of staff, both in the tearooms and kitchen who joined us from the Princes Trust, who have been working towards gaining their SVQ higher education qualification. Although we are currently closed, we can’t wait until we’re back open and able to continue to provide these valuable opportunities to our young team. We provide valuable mental well being support, specifically training our senior team members to gain their Mental Health First Aid Training certification. We are so proud of the professional journeys that each employee has made. We are committed to listening to the needs of our staff and creating bespoke learning for each individual. As part of their development they often get involved with the education programme activities – enjoyable and a great way to build on their skill-set!
We provide ‘Training in the Hospitality/Tourism Industry’, where staff will have the opportunity to work in various areas of the business to ensure professional and personal growth while developing new skills and knowledge. Thomas has now completed this training course and you can see him below showing off his new knowledge of our retail store! Having completed her SVQ, Chloe (also below) is about to embark on the next step of her professional journey.
Well done team!