HOSPITALITY students at the City of Glasgow College will be trained on board the TS Queen Mary thanks to a new training initiative.

The charity behind the restoration of the historic steamship, Friends of TS Queen Mary, will provide training and employment opportunities on the ship. 

It is expected the operation of the ship will create 40 full time jobs which, as far as possible, will be given to young people.

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Iain Sim, chair of Friends of TS Queen Mary, said: “The steamship is a unique part of our heritage, and it is our aim to restore the ship to its former glory, and open it as a heritage destination and education centre for future generations to enjoy.

“Through this new academy we will start to see this vision come to life. We will be able to help hospitality students get valuable training and work experience on the ship and we hope, in the future, to work with the college to expand the academy into other disciplines.”