Career boost for students at Scotland’s Super College

A recruitment event held at City of Glasgow College gave its culinary arts and hospitality students a helping hand on their road to employment.

The recent job fair brought almost 20 companies actively seeking new recruits to the college’s City campus to promote their current vacancies.

Students looking for a position in culinary arts, professional cookery or hospitality simply had to register their interest to be guaranteed an interview.

May Donald, Associate Dean Culinary Arts at the College, said:

“It is vital that our college showcases its partnerships with industry in order to open students up to the range and variety of roles on offer. Preparing our students for the real world of work is part of the college journey, and providing them with employment possibilities helps support the path to their future careers.”

The four star Auchrannie Resort on the Isle of Arran was offering a 24 hour trial period with overnight accommodation, during which prospective employees would carry out a paid shift, take part in an interview and potentially be offered a job.

Jennifer Jurgensen, Director of Human Resources with Cameron House Loch Lomond, also attended the job fair and said:

“This event provided an excellent opportunity for us to present current and future opportunities within our industry directly to students. Candidates are often surprised by the scope to develop careers in many different areas within the hospitality industry.”

Manorview Hotels, which boasts eight luxury hotels across the central belt, took more than 30 notes of interest with enquiries leading to an interview process and trial shift.

The college aims to hold a similar event in the autumn, widening it out to include a broader range of students from across the Faculty of Hospitality and Leisure.