Job Today launches Bar Academy

The UK’s No 1 job hiring app offers paid work in a Michelin-starred restaurant. Peter Morrell attends the launch of this worthy initiative

Job Today has launched a pilot Bar Academy initiative offering paid work experience to job seekers in the restaurant industry.

The experimental Bar Academy will take place inside London’s Michelin-starred Pied a Terre, a gastronomic French restaurant in Fitzrovia. Restaurateur and owner David Moore will tutor 10 job seekers, teaching each how to create three unique cocktail masterpieces. One applicant will then be awarded a week of paid work experience at Pied a Terre.

JOB TODAY is the UK’s number 1 hiring app, with over 5 million users, helping young job seekers get hired in 24 hours. As well as connecting them with thousands of job opportunities they are now offering vital training to help reach their job goals – in this case paid work experience.

Employment trailblazer Polina Montano, co-founder of JOB TODAY, is spearheading the Bar Academy initiative offering work experience to job seekers. Polina explains: “Through JOB TODAY Bar Academy event we are giving employers a platform to offer paid work experience and job seekers the opportunity to understand more about the industry they want to work in. This initiative is the perfect chance for job seekers to become hands on and learn new skills, therefore helping them become more employable. It’s a fantastic opportunity to make contacts and learn tricks of the trade from talented peers.

JOB TODAY understands it’s becoming increasingly harder to get on the job ladder and know learning vital skills through unpaid work experience is becoming more commonplace. As a result, Bar Academy is the first event of a wider Job Academy project they’ve created for the casual job market. JOB TODAY’s learning academy will soon be extended into roles for kitchen porters, waiters, baristas and other entry level positions across service industry to help young people make their first steps on labour market.

Peter Morrell, Editor commented “This very worthy initiative which will give young job seekers the opportunity to gain vital skills for the workplace. The valuable experience they gain will enhance their CVs in a very competitive job market.

All of the participants I spoke with were bright and enthusiastic with a real get up and go attitude and Bar Academy will help them achieve success in their chosen professions.

Congratulations must also go to Polina Montano and David Moore for their commitment to helping young people on the first rung of the career ladder.”

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