Celtic Foundation


Magners Irish Cider, Celtic FC Foundation and the Tennent’s Training Academy have announced that the Magners Employability Programme is back for a fourth year, with applications opening on Monday 3rd September.

The project, which aims to help unemployed people into work in the hospitality industry, will this year focus on bar skills, from learning how to pour the perfect pint, to becoming a whisky aficionado.

Targeted at people who want to gain experience working behind the bar, the programme will see 12 successful applicants head to state of the art bar school at Tennent’s Training Academy. The programme will run from 12th September until 9th November, with a graduation celebration taking place on 16th November.

Mixologists in the making who are interested in applying can email their contact details and a little about themselves to ACampbell@celticfc.co.uk or attend our Recruitment Open Day at Celtic Park on Monday 3rd September from 10am-12.30pm.

Good luck!

About Magners Employability Programme

The Magners Employability programme has helped 37 participants gain employment in the hospitality sector or move into further education since it began in 2015 and is able to return for a fourth year thanks to a £20,000 donation from Magners.

During the 10-week programme, apprentices will cover the basics of bartending, with classes in Customer & Drinks Service, Professional Cocktail Skills, Barista Skills and a Whisky Masterclass. By the end of the programme, graduates will have gained a total of three qualifications, and will be offered employment by some of the biggest business names in hospitality.

Delivered by the award-winning Tennent’s Training Academy and supported by Celtic FC Foundation throughout, the Magners Employability Programme encourages participants into work.

About Celtic FC Foundation

Celtic FC Foundation upholds and promotes the charitable principles and heritage of Celtic Football Club. In doing so, Celtic FC Foundation delivers change and purpose to the Celtic Family and beyond. Celtic FC Foundation aims to provide assistance to those who face daily challenges within our key priority areas; Health, Equality, Learning and Poverty (HELP). In addition we offer support in the form of delivery and/or partnership to external charities and other organisations who offer value in the community and whose principles fit within these key priority areas.

Celtic FC Foundation is a registered charity in Scotland (number SC024648).

About the Tennent’s Training Academy

Tennent’s Training Academy is a dedicated Hospitality Industry based Training Academy in Scotland offering a fresh approach to learning new skills with exciting cookery classes, legislative hospitality trade courses and inspirational teaching in a unique environment.  It recently celebrated receiving the prestigious Investors in Young People Gold accreditation for its work with young employment in the hospitality industry.

The courses offered are delivered by Award Winning and Industry Experts. With over 40 courses to choose from, designed to suit beginners as well as those more experienced in the hospitality trade, their team of professional tutors and guest chefs, will inspire attendees to learn with imagination, passion and fun.