Over the past few weeks Redmako hospitality specialists have been visiting Brisbane high schools for their careers nights and future pathways expos.
This began after a few high schools around South East Queensland personally asked Redmako to speak to their students about opportunities in hospitality traineeships.
“It’s important to us that QLD students are able to get the best start possible in their careers in hospitality – whether they want to be a chef or they just want extra qualifications so they can work in cafes and restaurants when they finish school,” said Anthony Rice, a Redmako Director.
“Our hospitality traineeships are the best around, because we specialise in that industry. Many of the School Coordinators we work with recognise that their students will have the best chance of success if they train with us.”
Ivana McNamara, a Redmako Opportunity Ambassador who attended the recent high school events, has spoken to many high school students across Brisbane.
“I love having the opportunity to meet with students and teachers and tell them about our traineeships. I really believe that what we are doing can change their lives,” Ivana said.
“It’s amazing that school students can earn money, get a nationally recognised qualification, be inspired and encouraged by our trainers, and still graduate high school with their full certificate,” she said.
Redmako’s school based traineeships can contribute 8 points towards a student’s Queensland Certificate of Education – the equivalent of completing two school subjects. Students are still able to complete OP subjects at the same time.
Ivana said many schools were seeking help from Redmako to place their OP students, who want to go to university, into school based traineeships.
“This is because many cafe and restaurant owners prefer to employ university students with prior hospitality experience or certificate qualifications,” Ivana said.
“So our hospitality traineeships are not only for hospitality students, but for OP students too, to help them gain casual/part time jobs while they’re at university. Our traineeships ensure school students gain nationally recognised Certificate qualifications, plenty of experience for their resumes, and have a great time too.”
Redmako hospitality specialists will be visiting more schools over the coming months to make sure that Queensland high school students get the best hospitality training possible.
Students wishing to know more about Redmako’s hospitality traineeships see here