CATERING STUDENTS HELP OUT AT BRIT AWARDS
Two catering students from City of Wolverhampton College got a behind-the scenes glimpse of the recent BRIT Awards after they were drafted in to lay up tables for the famous ceremony.
The lucky duo – Chloe Bennett, aged 18, and Terrelle Spence, 19 – who are studying for the Level 3 diploma in food and beverage service at the college’s Metro One campus – joined students from colleges across the country to help out the hospitality team at the O2 arena on the day of the awards.
After a tour of the venue’s hospitality and catering department the students set up tables for around 250 guests with the added bonus of seeing singer Sam Smith doing a sound check!
Chloe said: “It was great experience to see how catering in such a big venue is organised and when I watched the awards on TV back at home that evening I felt very proud to have been a part of it!”
Heath Arnfield, curriculum manager for catering at the college, said: “Working as part of a team at such a prestigious event as the BRITS was valuable experience for the students and is something they can put on their CVs and highlight to employers when they are applying for jobs in the industry in the future.”
City of Wolverhampton College offers a range of courses for people living in Wolverhampton, Bilston, Walsall, Dudley, Halesowen, Stourbridge, Bridgnorth, Sandwell and the wider West Midlands area. These include full and part-time qualifications, day and evening courses, A Levels, apprenticeships, traineeships, university- level courses such as HNCs, HNDs and foundation degrees, and short courses for the unemployed.