Metropolis provides a life-affirming opportunity for young people to gain qualifications, experience and turn their lives around
Our aim is for the restaurant to be a real destination with the city, as well as be an excellent restaurant that has the benefit of being a training ground for young people who may need help, guidance and training. Metropolis will provide a life-affirming opportunity for unqualified young people not in education, employment or training to gain qualifications, experience and turn their lives around.
It is part of the commitment to bring people and life back to the city post Covid and is based on the 2021 City of Culture Coventry Moves initiative, focusing on the journeys which begin in Coventry.
All trainees will gain experience in all the aspects of restaurant work including chef training, sous chef training, kitchen porter, waiting, customer service, bar work and marketing. They will each be given a Traineeship placement which will also include general employability and work prep, Maths and English Functional Skills, Customer Service and Food Hygiene level 2 qualification.
There will be the opportunity for those who really show potential to take part in a Level 3 or 4 Leadership and Management qualification. On completion of their traineeship, each young person will graduate onto a Kickstart placement for six months and which includes 25-hour salary paid per week. Stage 3 will be progression will then be onto an apprenticeship with in Hospitality and Catering or Customer Services Level 3 or 4.