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Adam Hoole Flys High With Barista Job At Newcastle Airport

Adam Hoole, a recent participant of Barclays Premier League Works, has secured employment at the region’s travel hub, working for Caffè Ritazza at Newcastle Airport.

In 2014 Adam attended a four week Prince’s Trust Get into Hospitality course delivered by Newcastle United Foundation where he gained three qualifications, in First Aid, Food Hygiene (Level 2) and Health & Safety at Work. During this time he also had an opportunity to put the skills he learnt on the course into practice on a two week work experience placement with Newcastle United’s catering partners, Sodexo.

Upon completion of his Get into Hospitality course Adam attended the Barclays Premier League Works programme. This 15 week employability programme helps young people move closer to the jobs market through workshops such as Barclays Money Skills, CV Development, Job Search, Team Work, Confidence building Work Placements and voluntary work as a Community Champion.

Adam was a hugely committed participant and further developed his CV by volunteering as a Community Champion, representing the Newcastle United Foundation at this year’s Premier League Kicks Cup in Liverpool, as well as helping deliver Money Skills workshops to over 600 young people for the Premier League.

Adam’s recent employment in the departure lounge at Newcastle Airport, working as a barista for Caffè Ritazza (SSP’s coffee shop brand) sees him putting the skills he developed on the Foundation courses to good use.

His working day consists of helping to serve customers, keeping the establishment clean and tidy and most importantly, displaying a positive, friendly and outgoing attitude to holiday makers ready to jet off on their holidays!

Adam Hoole said, “Barclays Premier League Works and the Newcastle United Foundation have helped to improve my confidence over the past year. They have helped me to gain the skills, experience and qualifications I have needed to work in the Service Industry. Using different workshops from Money Management to Team Building I have grown as an individual and as a team player.

“Before joining up to the Newcastle United Foundation courses I had been out of work since leaving school and wasn’t too sure what I wanted to do. Foundation staff helped me to focus on the skills I had and to build upon these and give me the direction I needed.

“I’m really looking forward to the challenge ahead and I am so pleased to have the opportunity to develop my skills and experience in such a high paced industry,”

Barclays Premier League Works Project Officer Alasdair Hill added, “Adam has been a positive and enthusiastic participant in our courses. He has benefitted from our progression pathway which saw him get involved with the Foundation at the age of 16 by signing up for NCS (National Citizen Service). That gave him a confidence in our team to allow them to support him through his career decisions and ultimately to help him onto the Princes Trust course to get his Hospitality qualification and into employment.

“Adam is a fantastic example of a young person working incredibly hard and maximising every opportunity to achieve his objective, which in his case was a job in the hospitality industry. We are certain he’ll go far and wish him all the best in his new job.”

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