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Friday, 31 October 2014

Students at Bournemouth & Poole College have secured electrical apprenticeships after taking part in speed interviewing – a new approach to getting onto the career ladder.

Students at the college met with representatives from Martin Barker Electrical, DS Electrical and Minster Electrical at a speed interviewing event. This saw students rotate around the local employers, giving them the opportunity to sell themselves in just ten minutes.

Friday, 31 October 2014

Two Bournemouth & Poole College apprentices have won a national contest recognising the best of young British talent in the Marine Electrical sector.

George Woolliss and Alex Spencer, who work at Sunseeker International, Poole, were set a complex challenge to build a two-way electrical lighting circuit to operate two lights, but using three switches. The third switch was wired to operate only one of the lights. First they had to design the circuit then build a practical version of it, all to a tight deadline.

Friday, 31 October 2014

A balmy strawberry poly tunnel at The New Forest Fruit Co fruit farm lent its self as the perfect set up for ‘The Chefs’ Forum Field Kitchen. Fruity cookery demonstrations and a tour of the fruit farm and its produce offered a real field to fork experience to top chefs and hospitality students alike.

Students from both Highbury College and Bournemouth & Poole College worked with high-end private caterer Stephane Jouan (Cuisine Saveurs) to produce some excellent canapés showcasing beautiful strawberries and Haskap berries grown on the fruit farm.

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Friday, 31 October 2014

National Waiters Day is the brainchild of Fred Sirieix and is designed to celebrate all front of house staff. Whether a waiter in a fine dining restaurant, a mixologist in Salvatore’s cocktail bar or a barista in Benugo, this is a day that inspires people about careers in the Hospitality industry.

Friday, 31 October 2014

Former college Engineering Apprentice Victor Cornhill has his career plans nicely wrapped-up. He is carving out a fine career with Marden Edwards, the Ferndown-based family company with a world-wide reputation for the manufacture of complex and sophisticated shrink-wrap machines.