Free hospitality workshops for 16-19 years old in Causeway Coast & Glens

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Lanyon Group

19th Aug 2021

Young people aged between 16 and 19, and who live in Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council area, that are looking for a part-time job in the hospitality sector are being offered the opportunity to attend a series of one day workshops to help them prepare for employment.

Marie Donaghy, Business Engagement Officer at the College’s Coleraine campus explains the thinking behind the initiative: “The hospitality sector has been badly affected by the pandemic, but as we move towards economic recovery exciting new opportunities will open up. These workshops are designed to help young people prepare for a part-time role in hospitality.”

Marie continued: “The focus will be on developing customer service skills and confidence building so that young people will be better prepared to apply for any part-time jobs that may become available in their area. The workshops will also help with CV preparation and interview tips.”

“Each workshop will run from 10am – 4pm each day. There is no charge and lunch will be provided,” added Marie.

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Richard Holmes said: “Council is proud to work in partnership with the Northern Regional College to offer these workshops which could mark the start of an exciting and rewarding career in the hospitality sector. Participants will benefit from free expert guidance to develop the skills required to succeed in this growing part of our economy and avail of help with their CV’s to help them stand out during the recruitment process.”

The workshops will be held the week commencing Monday August 23 as follows:

Monday, Northern Regional College, Coleraine campus; Tuesday, Northern Regional College, Ballymoney campus; Wednesday, Flowerfield Arts Centre Portstewart; and Thursday, BCW Leyland RD, Ballycastle.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. To reserve your place, simply contact: and you will be forwarded a short application form.

This skills development initiative is part funded by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.