Start career in hospitality

SAYING they are screaming out for staff, a Lidcombe club has welcomed the NSW Government’s launch of fee-free short courses now available for people looking to secure a job or further their career in hospitality.

Dooleys CEO David Mantle said the club encouraged anyone looking for a job or career transition into hospitality, to consider completing the courses.
“The courses are short and quick and a wonderful pathway into entering Dooleys’ workforce,” he said.
“We are actively recruiting and have several positions on offer with amazing incentives including a $1,500 sign-on bonus and guaranteed three per cent annual wage increase.
“Our staff are our number one asset so it is critical we develop and support our people, particularly as we navigate a new normal in living with Covid-19.”
A Club Auburn spokesperson said whatever the Government could do to help the industry was appreciated.
“We are a smaller club and run a tight ship and have no problem with staffing but for larger clubs struggling to get staff, it’s a great move,” she said.
Minister for Skills and Training, Alister Henskens, said the Kickstart Your Career in Hospitality program aimed to alleviate labour shortages.
“Whether you want to be a barista or a bartender, this initiative will enable you to train for free and get the skills you need for a job,” he said.
ClubsNSW CEO Josh Landis said the initiative offered incredible opportunities for professional growth.
“Someone who gets their first job in a club can go on to do amazing things,” he said.
“Clubs offer careers in cooking, hotel management, customer service, business operations and much more.
“These aren’t just courses, they could be your first step on a hugely successful career journey.”