The Catering and Hospitality industry provides excellent job opportunities and is now one of Britain’s largest occupation sectors employing 6% of the total UK working population. A huge variety of jobs are available in a range of establishments including world-class hotels, restaurants and a wide range of other catering outlets.Catering students

Whilst on the course, you will benefit from working in ‘The Grove’, the College’s lively training restaurant located in The David Hockney Building, our state-of-the-art, newly opened city centre campus. The Grove includes a fully stocked, working kitchen alongside the restaurant to give you a real life experience of working in the Catering and Hospitality sector by producing and serving food in these commercial facilities. Bradford College has been recognised for its provision of high quality training and excellent skills development for Hospitality gaining a ‘Gold’ accreditation from the leading industry skills body, the Hospitality Guild. We are also 5* rated for Environmental Health and have been awarded an AA College Rosette Award.

Our courses will equip you with the experience and knowledge needed to work in the sector in an area of your choice. As our courses are work-related, we expect the same standards as an employer would. This means that you will be required to wear the necessary uniform and adhere to guidelines on appearance and attendance. In addition, on some days, you will be required to work at the College during the evening to experience the demands of the industry.

Career opportunities in the Catering and Hospitality sector include: Baker, Barista, bar staff, Cake Decorator, Catering Manager, Cellar Technician, Chef, front of house staff, Kitchen Assistant, Publican/Licensee, Restaurant Manager and waiting staff. 

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