The flagship Novotel Liverpool Paddington Village hotel, partner venue for the inaugural micebook Ventures event this autumn, has announced a new local school outreach programme.
The property, which opened in in the heart of Knowledge Quarter Liverpool last month, has partnered with four local schools in Liverpool to educate students on why the hospitality industry is a desirable career option.
The schools, which are The academy of St Francis of Assisi, Archbishop Blanch School, The Academy of St Nicholas, and Notre Dame Catholic College, will participate in six bespoke workshops during which students will work closely with several departments including the cafe, kitchen, front of house, sales, bar, and housekeeping.
Activities also include support with front of house tasks, providing programmes focused on bar, restaurant, and housekeeping training, removing the stigma around careers in hospitality and supporting students to aspire to prosperous futures.
Through its school outreach programme, Novotel Liverpool Paddington Village hotel aims to support students aged 13-16 to feel confident and achieve their career goals, providing access to the support and resources they need to pursue a career in the hospitality sector and achieve success. The hotel aspires to be a catalyst for delivering change for the young people in Kensington and the wider Liverpool City Region.
Howard Lewis, general manager, said: “I am excited to be welcoming students from the local area to come and visit the hotel. I am also eager for them to see what amazing opportunities await for those who may not have considered a career in the hospitality industry as a viable option.
“The end goal for the outreach programme is to create a working environment that builds a legacy within the local community, and that starts by educating local students on the diverse range of jobs available in the sector.”
Novotel Liverpool Paddington Village has been chosen as the flagship hotel for the new £1bn Paddington Village development. Constructed by Morgan Sindall Construction, the Liverpool City Council-owned hotel is franchised by Accor and will be managed by Legacy Hotels & Resorts on the council’s behalf.
Knowledge Quarter Liverpool is a world-leading innovation district at the east gateway to the city, home to some of the world’s most influential players in science, health, technology, education, music, and the creative performing arts. The hotel has been designed specifically with this in mind.
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