Vocational and Technical Prison Education For Young People
‘Alex’ succeeds in securing a job as a chef at Wagamama
A Novus learner at HMYOI Wetherby has proved that he has all the right ingredients for a successful career after landing a job as a chef at Wagamama, the popular restaurant chain serving oriental cuisine.
‘Alex’, who completed a six-month sentence, his first time in custody, was concerned about his employment prospects and whether he could continue his catering career on release. He had previously worked in a hotel kitchen, having achieved a Level 2 in Hospitality and Catering.
Alex developed his skill level working in the coffee shot at HMYOI Wetherby and achieved additional units of the Hospitality and Catering qualification. He also completed his Barista training, opening up more opportunities on release.