STRATFORD College’s apprenticeship assessors went back to the floor for National Apprenticeship Week.
Staff rolled up their sleeves and worked alongside the trainee professionals they usually teach to gain an insight into the day to day workings of employers.
From working in the bar of QHotel’s Stratford Manor to working on the college’s reception desk and even doing a shift at Stratford’s Fourteas cafe – staff had the chance to better understand the viewpoint of an apprentice at work.
Hannah Benjamin, human resource officer at Stratford Manor praised the quality of apprentices they have received from the college. She said: “Our relationship with Stratford College has not only enriched our business, it has created the foundations of students’ futures through the support of the dedicated apprenticeship team.
“We have shining students in both kitchen and general hospitality roles, where they have gone on to win group-level chef competitions, become apprenticeship ambassadors and represented us at local events for both the college and QHotels.
“The college are very understanding of the skillset we look for and the personality to match our business style, and we look forward to welcoming new apprentices for our July and September intake.”