The Arch takes great pride in being able to offer our learners the opportunity to get real hospitality experience in our Training Cafe in Hounslow. The training cafe was set up with partners who are passionate about adding value to the development of our young unemployed community of learners.
In addition to a daily service to the general public of Hounslow, we also use the cafe to hold events to raise money for charities across London. The events are run by our young people who gain experience in events management, team working, public speaking and service provision. So much is gained from running an event and the cafe is a terrific venue to showcase our young talent.
Many of our employers (Premier Inn, Hilton DoubleTree, Park Inn and more) attend our events at the café, as this gives them an opportunity to see potential candidates at work. Our employers feel the cafe provides a real basis for learners to grasp the basics of the hospitality industry.
The cafe provides young people with learning and work opportunities, enabling them to develop the skills needed for the hospitality industry. The cafe is progressing our learners into long-term sustainable employment and offers a wealth of practical experience that young people can only benefit from.