Co Tipp Publicans Urged To Join First Ever Apprenticeship

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Tipperary publicans have been urged to sign up to the first ever apprenticeship to train a new generation of bar managers, launched to tackle the crippling shortage of hospitality staff.

The three-year degree course, backed by State and employer funding, has been officially unveiled.

The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland  and Griffith College, with the support of Solas, the state agency for further education, have joined forces to reverse the sector’s post-Covid struggle to retain staff. A Fáilte Ireland survey released in February indicated that as many as nine out of ten hospitality businesses have problems recruiting staff, with many employers linking the shortage to a lack of training.  The Bar Manager Apprenticeship Degree is a work-based learning programme in which apprentices will be able to work, earn and learn to become fully-qualified bar managers.