A Richmond based restaurant has taken on three young people thanks to help from a District Council grant scheme.
La Rustique in Finkle Street received almost £1500 to part fund three apprentices for their uniforms, equipment and training.
Sarah Bradley is training to be a hospitality supervisor, and Connor McClean and Jake Bennett commis chefs.
The grant will pay for 10% of the course costs for Sarah and equipment/uniforms for both Connor and Jake - chef whites, knives, safety shoes and frying pans will enable them to complete their course.
“I am delighted that Richmondshire District Council had this funding to support our employees through their training,” said Thomas Park, Director of La Rustique.
“It’s a great opportunity to help further their careers in the catering trade and I will be encouraging each of them to take full advantage of what their courses have to offer.”
And District Council Deputy Leader, Councillor Ian Threlfall added: “Encouraging home grown talent to work and train in our district is a key target for the district council, so to see these three young people representing almost a third of the workforce at this restaurant – and intending to stay there - is very rewarding.”
The District Council apprenticeship scheme still has some funding to allocate - with the next deadline 1st November. Businesses can apply for up to £2,000 per apprenticeship.
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