Reachout social enterprise trading arm - Art'n'Mind The Makers Gallery & Bistro Training Programme

 

 

What the programme is about:

 

The Makers Gallery & Bistro creates training and enterprise opportunities for people experiencing barriers to employment and helps them move closer to the labour market. This includes structured skill development, real on the job training and activities, work placements and individual support.

 

The programme takes an innovative approach to employment, health and well-being. In contrast to traditional, employability training The Makers Gallery & Bistro has established fresh and exciting programmes that use creative approaches to support people with barriers to employment.

 

Trainees are offered placements in three areas – Bistro, Front of House or Gallery & Enterprise. In addition to the work experience and qualifications, trainees can also work with parent company Reachout accessing mental health awareness, wellbeing workshops and member-led practical and emotional support.

 

The Maker’s Gallery & Bistro has been awarded the status of Approved Centre for the delivery of the Elementary Food & Health, Elementary Cooking Skills and Elementary Food & Hygiene courses. These accredited courses are recognised by REHIS (The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland).

 

The ethos and values of the training programme:

           

  • Education, Progression & Employability

  • Helping people into work

  • Improving Health & Wellbeing to sustain employment

  • Access to Culture & Creativity

  • Enterprise in the Creative Industries

 

 

Who is the programme for?

 

Trainee placements are open to unemployed adults aged 16+ experiencing mental ill health and or barriers to employment living in Forth Valley. Trainees must be willing to devote a minimum of 8 hours per week to the programme and attend all scheduled training, as well as having basic interest and skills required for the position.

 

 

The Makers Gallery & Bistro Training Programme can help you become more skilled, more confident and more employable.

Traineeships

 

Trainees are offered placements in three areas – Bistro, Front of House or Gallery & Enterprise. These are unpaid and voluntary positions which are encouraged by the Job Centre. They will not affect your benefit.

 

 

Catering as a Bistro Trainee

 

On this training programme you will be given the opportunity to:

 

  • Gain accredited qualifications in Elementary: Food & Health, Cooking skills and Food Hygiene.

  • Work under the guidance of a professional chef

  • Learn everything from improved knife skills to producing quality dishes and cake baking and decoration.

  • Work as part of the kitchen team in a commercial bistro environment, on outside catering and on the development of enterprise projects.

 

 

Hospitality as a Front of House Trainee

 

On this training programme you will be given the opportunity to:

 

  • Gain accredited qualifications in Elementary: Food & Health, Cooking skills and Food Hygiene.

  • Work under the guidance of an experienced Front of House Supervisor.

  • Learn everything from improved table service to presentation and customer service skills. This will include cash handling, operating a computerised till system and operation and maintenance of a coffee machine.

  • Work as part of the Front of House team in a commercial bistro environment, on outside catering, events and on the development of enterprise projects.

 

 

Creative, Retail & Business Skills as a Gallery & Enterprise Trainee

 

On this training programme you will be given the opportunity to:

 

  • Gain retail skills in stock management, product sourcing and merchandising in a commercial gallery environment.

  • Gain business skills in marketing, administration and branding.

  • Work under the guidance of practising artists and designers.

  • Learn everything from product photography and Photoshop skills, to setting up and exhibiting art work and how to conduct market research.

  • Work as part of the Enterprise on income generating ideas and projects.

  • Identify and develop your own creative potential.

Download an application form

How to apply

The training programme is open to adults aged 16+ experiencing mental ill health and or barriers to employment living in Forth Valley.

 

 

To find out more download the application pack

Download an application form

or contact

 

Rosa MacPherson Trainee Coordinator

 

Tel: 01259 214951

 

Email:

traineecoordinator@makers-gallery.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

“Through my work I have placed two clients into The Makers Gallery and Bistro, although they have only been there for just over a month I have noticed an extremely positive change in both clients."

 

My first client who through a severe speech impediment has never managed to gain employment due to this, she is thoroughly enjoying her time there and I can see a huge improvement in her confidence and motivation levels already. The skills she has learned are helping her find employment as she has had a job interview recently for a food production plant which her skills gained at the gallery featured heavily in her application…..so fingers crossed she manages to secure this!

 

Another client has also improved immeasurably within her self-belief levels, when I originally placed her at The Makers Gallery she seemed worried that she would not be able to cope with the role, however when I spoke with her this week she stated that she is extremely proud of herself and feels extremely supported when there.

 

I really cannot recommend Rosa and all the team enough for all their efforts and hard work they put into clients, they genuinely make a difference and I would rate them as one of the best placement providers I work with.”

 

Kind Regards,

 

Marielle Hunter

 

Placement Liaison Officer

Scotland, learndirect

 

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