The Hub at 16 Hospitality - Brewery Tour

On the latest Hub Trip, our ‘Rookies’ were treated to a trip to Weetwood Ales, a popular Cheshire brewery whose beers often feature in our pubs. 

After a tour of the family-run brewery, our recruits’ beer-tasting skills were put to the test with a spot of blind tasting (who said learning can’t be fun!). 

The group then moved on to independent family brewers, JW Lees in Manchester. Founded in 1828, the brewery’s expert team were perfectly placed to teach our ‘Rookies’ all about the history of beer, the UK’s beer drinking habits, and the different types of beer available. 

The ‘Rookies’ were then put to the test for the second time that day, as they worked in teams to present what they had learned. The winning team was announced as Aiden from The White Eagle, Marie and Dan from The Oyster Catcher, and our newest recruit, Sophie from The Crown, who also received an award for making the best contribution to the day. 

The trip was finished off with a visit to Altrincham Market to soak up the atmosphere and relax with a beverage and a bite to eat.

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Our hospitality training programme is open to all ages, whether 18 or 65, all year round. The only requirements are that applicants hold no previous experience and have a strong work ethic.

As well as gaining formal qualifications accredited by City & Guilds, ‘rookies’ will experience what it means to work in the day-to-day operation of hospitality venues, as well as have the unique opportunity to experience exciting and informative external trips with a range of established hospitality partners.

“What we want to offer at The Hub is not only a practical training programme but life-changing experiences, beginning with being handed an alarm clock to help with those early mornings and a ‘rookie’ badge. Those who succeed will not only receive graduation honours, they will receive a job guarantee at either one of our venues or one of our carefully selected partners.” 

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