Oswestry, United Kingdom, March 11, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- It’s National Apprenticeship Week this week and to celebrate the achievements of their Apprentices, Walford and North Shropshire College (WNSC) has chosen a Star Apprentice for each curriculum area the College has apprentices working in.
Angeline Chambers started off in the catering industry as a kitchen assistant, with support from WNSC, Angeline has now been promoted to Acting Deputy Head Cook at Oldbury Grange Care Home in Bridgnorth. Angeline commented ‘one of the benefits of doing an apprenticeship is that you can work and learn at the same time.’ Angeline is now doing a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Hospitality and Catering, having already done Levels 1 and 2.
Angeline commented on her experiences "I’ve worked in catering since I was 15, I can’t imagine doing anything else. I can experiment with different flavours and dishes. I work in a care home, so I have to do adaptations of dishes for those who need soft options, we use different types of purée to help those who have difficulty swallowing, I work closely with the Speech and Language Team (SALT) to meet the needs of service users."
Angeline would encourage school leavers to do an Apprenticeship saying "I would tell a young person to definitely do an Apprenticeship, it gives you the opportunity to better yourself and get a better job. It is more interesting doing a mix of practical and theory, rather than just studying in a classroom."
Hospitality and Catering Apprenticeships are at Levels 1, 2 and 3. Small businesses can access a £1500 grant via the College for taking on an apprentice for the duration of their study.
If you are an employer who could offer an apprentice a job, or if you would like to apply for an apprenticeship, you can find out more by contacting Lucy Bowen, Work-based Learning Manager on 01691 688038 or email email@example.com.