Northumberland College apprentice, Andrew Edwards, has secured his dream role at a luxury hotel.
Andrew has started a 15-month apprenticeship programme working as a Commis Chef at Ellingham Hall.
Throughout his training, Andrew will shadow the hotel’s Head Chef to learn about all areas of the industry including catering for a variety of events, menu design and how to work with local fresh produce.
Andrew will also have the opportunity to participate in the North East Culinary Trade Association (NECTA) Awards, a competition for the Hospitality & Catering Industry, in which Northumberland College takes part annually. This academic year, our college won ‘Overall College Winner 2019’ for the second year in a row, scooped NECTA Future Chef of The Year, the Andy Brown Memorial Award for Best Student, plus 7 gold, 5 silver, 5 bronze and two merit awards.
As part of Andrew’s apprenticeship, he will be supported by our teaching and apprenticeship team by attending Northumberland College one day per week to develop his skills, confidence and learn about the theory of cookery techniques, food hygiene and health and safety awareness.
Alan Oliver, Hospitality and Catering Lecturer, said: “This is a brilliant opportunity for Andrew and we are thrilled to be working with Ellingham Hall.
“Ellingham Hall is a fantastic local business and it’s wonderful to give our students the chance to learn from talented professionals to gain top-quality experiences.
“I am looking forward to collaborating with Andrew throughout his exciting apprenticeship and to further develop our links with Ellingham Hall.”
We are the largest further education provider in Northumberland with campuses throughout the county.
Our student transport scheme is available for eligible students to make getting to and from college as easy as possible.
Our extensive re-development programme will create outstanding new facilities.
Apprenticeships a fantastic way to start a career – they are a great alternative to college, or sixth form and they are highly valued by employers.
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