The Fife Arms, Braemar

The Fife Arms, Braemar (Posted 11/2/2020)

For 16 to 18 year olds – a couple of hours a week, a fixed day or two a week, during school holidays, and/or the weekend.

The vacancies are:

Kitchen Porter – support both the kitchen and restaurant teams by doing the dishes and keeping the back of house areas clean and tidy
Food & Beverage Support role – polishing glasses, cutlery and crockery ; folding napkins ; setting up the restaurant/pub/function areas ; running food from the kitchen to the tables
Rate of pay is £7.70 per hour – uniforms and meals on duty provided. We could also look at supporting transport if required.


Hospitality Apprenticeship North East (HANE) scheme

In collaboration with Opportunities North East (ONE), we are part of the Hospitality Apprenticeship North East (HANE) scheme.
Hotels within Aberdeenshire are supporting this programme to develop and grow talent within the hospitality industry – we currently have 2 apprentices on the scheme.

We are now already looking for new apprentices to start end August/beginning of September – specifically, we are looking for bright, enthusiastic and professional individuals who want to develop a career in hospitality, but do not want to go to down the “traditional” hotelschool/university route.

Good communication, literacy, numeracy and basic IT skills are required – a desire and willingness to learn “hands on” is a great advantage.

The apprentices are supported through an organisation called Training Matters, who coordinate workshops on a monthly or bi-monthly basis for all apprentices in the region to come together and experience a different part of hospitality.

The apprentices also have assignments to complete and they are supervised by a designated mentor. There are also Mentor-Apprentice workshops.

The apprenticeship generally lasts between 18 and 24 months and follows a rotation between departments:

Food & Beverage Rotation – 20 Weeks  includes training in WSET (Wine Spirit Education Trust) Level 1
Housekeeping Rotation      – 12 Weeks
Kitchen Rotation                   – 20 weeks
Reception Rotation              – 20 Weeks
Masterclasses                        – Varied with opportunities to visit other partner properties

Pupils are paid during the apprenticeship.


Partnership agreement signed (28th November 2019)

The school and the Fife Arms, Braemar recently formalised their partnership agreement which helps support pupils in their wider learning, skills development and achievement.


Aboyne Cluster Harvest Lunch  (11th October 2018)

Aboyne Cluster celebrated Harvest by preparing a Harvest lunch for elderly residents of Allachburn Home and Bonty Court. 40 pupils from 9 of our cluster primary school were mentored by S2 Home Economics pupils to produce two types of soup, mixed berry crumble and apple pie. Ms Lowe the HE teacher, and the Head Chef from Craigendarroch were in charge of food preparation and two employees from the Fife Arms hotel ensured that a group of the pupils created a beautiful harvest table with appropriate decorations.

One of the guests asked if they could come back every month!