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Hallgarten Wines Builds on Success of Inclusivity in Wine Programme with New Cohort and Location

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Hallgarten Wines Builds on Success of Inclusivity in Wine Programme with New Cohort and Location

Hallgarten & Novum Wines, has opened the application process for its second Inclusivity in Wine Programme, set to take place at Manchester venue, Exhibition MCR. The programme, which takes candidates through WSET Level 2 course, is available to applicants currently working in the hospitality industry and from a diverse background.


The team at Hallgarten has a passion to improve equity, diversity and inclusivity throughout the wine and hospitality trades, by providing the opportunity to develop individuals who may not otherwise have access to specific courses and qualifications. The phrase ‘diverse background’ is open to interpretation and may include, but is not limited to, race, disability, ethnicity, gender and sexuality.


This year, the course will take place at Exhibition MCR, a thriving bar in Manchester, Hallgarten hopes the new location will allow a new pool of applicants to benefit from the opportunity, following the course’s inaugural year, in London, in 2023. The exciting hospitality scene in Manchester is an inspiring environment for members of the trade to develop their skills and careers in the sector.


The 2023 Inclusivity in Wine course saw a vast number of applications, with 100% of participants successfully achieving their WSET Level 2 certificate. WSET courses are highly regarded and widely considered to be the industry-leading qualification, with completion of the course considered valuable for individuals looking to progress their career.


To be able to pass the exam successfully participants require an interest in wine and a basic level of wine knowledge. Spaces on the course are limited to 12, to ensure the best possible learning experience, and will be led by Hallgarten Wines’ Senior Wine Trainer, Garry Samuels.


Hallgarten’s Managing Director, Andrew Bewes, commented: “We are excited to take our programme to Manchester this year as we continue our commitment to improving inclusivity both in our business and the sectors we serve. The UK’s hospitality sector is very diverse, but few see an opportunity to pursue a career in wine, whether in hospitality or moving into the wine industry itself. We aim to encourage as broad a cross-section as possible to have the opportunity to engage in formal wine education, enhance their wine knowledge and, potentially, to consider seeking a career in the wine industry.”


To apply for the course, individuals should visit: www.hnwines.co.uk/news-and-events/wset-inclusivity-in-wine-2024, once here, download the application form and email to hr@hnwines.co.uk.