Over 30 young people from underprivileged backgrounds began free-of-charge six-month on-site training at five-star hotels in Hanoi on August 23.

The Youth Career Initiative, financed by REACH centre and participating hotels including Inter-Continental West Lake and Hanoi Opera, will see the young group aged 18-25 work under senior hotel staff.

The trainees are selected by REACH on the basis of a strong motivation for self-development but with limited or no means to find legitimate employment or to continue their education, either due to poverty or social exclusion.-VNA