Are you ready to take a strong step forward into the hospitality industry?

HBNC’s hospitality training program and social enterprise, The Wandering Teapot, is gearing up to start its next round of jobs training, funded by the Queensland Government’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) initiative.

The training program is a unique opportunity to complete a Certificate II in Hospitality while gaining valuable, hands-on experience in The Wandering Teapot’s café and catering business. 

HBNC CEO, Tanya Stevenson, said 11 young jobseekers had recently graduated from the program and some of them had already found jobs.

“We’re now looking for applications for our next round of training, with an information night coming up on June 16,” Tanya said.

“There really is nothing quite like gaining hands-on experience in the industry and The Wandering Teapot offers this, while providing the chance to complete a qualification at the same time.

“We are excited to be part of the employment journey for young people in our region – many of whom have struggled to find work or not had the same opportunities as their peers.”

Tyler-Alec Trappel was one of the jobseekers to go through the first round of hospitality training.

He said the practical experience in the TWT Café, HBNC kitchen and catering business had helped improve his confidence and job skills.

“I really enjoyed working in the café and delivering customer service,” Tyler said.

“I like speaking to the customers and getting to know them, and seeing new faces.”

Tyler said while gaining practical skills and knowledge was essential, it was the personal changes that made the biggest difference.

“This has boosted my confidence a lot,” he said.

If you are interested in getting involved, register for the information night.