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Employment Academy Success

Employment Academy Success

Gavin Magee began his journey at the Adair Arms Hotel in May 2016, initially serving as a Kitchen Assistant before transitioning to the front of the house as a Food & Beverage waiter. In 2017, Gavin successfully achieved his N.VQ Level 2 in Food and Beverage service, Bar Academy Certification, and Customer Service training.

Progressing steadily, Gavin advanced to N.V.Q Level 3 supervisor in 2018, subsequently taking on the role of a Food and Beverage Supervisor at the Adair Arms. In 2020, he undertook the Higher Level Apprenticeship in Hospitality Management, successfully completing the program in 2023.

Gavin's accomplishments continued to shine as he was recognised as the rising star at the N.I Hotel Federation in 2023. In the same year, he made a significant move to Corrs, assuming the position of Trainee Duty Manager. His career trajectory took another positive turn in February 2024 when he transferred to the Dunadry Hotel and Gardens as a Duty Manager.

Currently, Gavin is making waves as a finalist in the Northern Ireland Apprentice of the Year 2024 competition, showcasing his dedication and excellence in the hospitality industry.  We look forward to updating you with the results which will be announced in March this year.

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