Young people aged 16-25 are twice as likely to be unemployed compared to their older counterparts in the UK labour market. Research points to lower educational attainment and lack of formal qualifications as the primary cause of this dichotomy. And for those without qualifications the barriers are multiplied…
In a response to this problem, the Princes Trust have launched a series of targeted training courses for young people, helping them to “Get Into…” sustainable careers in a range of industries - each suffering from a shortage of new entrants - including construction, retail and hospitality.
The eight-week “Get Into Cooking” programme – in partnership with Glasgow City Council - provides a fantastic opportunity for a group of unemployed young Scots to train as apprentice chefs. The eight-week training course includes classroom and practical sessions, industry work experience and a one-week residential at the Nick Nairn Cook School.
The documentary follows the group throughout the “Get Into Cooking” course, from initial practical sessions through to industry interviews, as they take their first steps towards a career in hospitality.