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City College @ The Duke
22 January - 26 January
Set in the heart of Britain’s Ocean City, the Duke of Cornwall is a stunning period hotel brimming with character and offering the very best in customer service and hospitality. The hotel’s 72 rooms are all individually designed with vintage furniture, and this luxury extends to their impressive culinary offerings. With two AA rosettes and a dynamic team of chefs, their fine dining restaurant serves dishes which look and taste sensational.
Why, then, is Plymouth’s premier hotel risking it all by putting their stellar reputation in the hands of our very own City College students?
For one week only, students and staff from City College Plymouth will be taking over the Duke of Cornwall and handling everything from their reception desk and housekeeping to the hotel’s award-winning food and bar service. The event, dubbed ‘City College takeover The Duke’, is the first of its kind in the City and will give students – who have undergone a rigorous interview process – a unique opportunity to experience the day-to-day running of an established hotel under the tutelage of the Duke of Cornwall’s expert staff.
The Duke’s Director, Jonathan Morcom, is a former graduate of the College and has enjoyed a close working relationship with them over the years.
He said: “My best memories of the College were the opportunities we were given to actually work in real-life kitchens and experience the industry first hand. That’s why we’ve worked with City College to provide work placements and Apprenticeship opportunities for their students here at The Duke. I believe it is important for us to give back to the community and really show young people what a career in the hotel and catering industry looks like.
“People have asked if I’m nervous but, honestly, I have total confidence in the calibre of students that the College can produce. I have been consistently impressed with those who have worked with us over the years and I know that when they really apply themselves, there’s no limit to what they can achieve.”
Experience ‘City College @ The Duke’ from Monday 22 January to Friday 26 January at the Duke of Cornwall Hotel, call 01752 275850.