Tag: Eastleigh College

Creme de la creme of work experience

Work experience is far more than just making a good cup of tea – unless, of course, you’re serving speciality tea at The Ritz in London. In which case, you best be skilled enough to make the finest tea in London! Which is exactly what Level 3 Patisserie student, Katie Woodford, spent her time doing…

Eastleigh College make laughs count for Comic Relief!

This year, Eastleigh College staff donned their silliest red outfits in aid of Comic Relief. From lobsters and ladybirds to Where’s Wally and 118, the college was a sea of red to celebrate the fundraising cause. Luckily the embarrassment didn’t last, as the staff triumphantly beat the students in the cycling challenge with a total…

Employers prepare for upcoming apprenticeship levy

  Eastleigh College recently invited local employers to attend a Breakfast meeting at the College’s East Avenue restaurant, to learn more about how the Government’s new Apprenticeship Levy may affect their business. Attendees included Selwood, Arcus Engineering, NSA Health and Southampton Solent University. The Eastleigh College Apprenticeship Experts team were on-hand to discuss how the…

Eastleigh apprentice wins bronze at national skillfridge final

Kaine Finlay, Eastleigh College Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Apprentice, was awarded Bronze at the National SkillFridge competition last week. This year’s SkillFridge competition was held during the ACR Show in Birmingham, and saw six Refrigeration and Air Conditioning students from all over the country compete for a place in the WorldSkills final. Kaine battled it…

MP’s college visit highlights need for training

  Eastleigh’s MP, Mims Davies, has helped to highlight the increasing need for more skilled workers in today’s construction industry with a visit to a specialist training centre within Eastleigh College. The Gas Assessment Centre at the college – also a satellite training centre for leading boiler manufacturer Baxi – offers significant training for students…

Eastleigh college students in hotel ‘takeover’

Holiday Inn, Eastleigh

Eastleigh’s Holiday Inn was the subject of a ‘takeover’ this weekend – by students! Almost 70 catering and hospitality students from Eastleigh College took over the running of a hotel for 26 hours this weekend. Every job at the three star hotel on Passfield Avenue had been shadowed by a student who took on roles in…

Lucy’s career set for take off!

  Eastleigh College student Lucy Sykes, 19, is delighted to have landed herself a role as Cabin Crew with one of the world’s leading airlines, British Airways. Lucy successfully completed her Level 3 Travel and Tourism Extended Diploma at Eastleigh College in July last year and has since been building on her travel experience by working…

Eastleigh College and B&Q raise money for Children in Need

  Eastleigh students have been pampering staff at the B&Q offices today in aid of Children in Need. The Eastleigh College students who are studying for a BTEC Diploma in Beauty Therapy set up ‘Pudsey’s Pamper Parlour’ providing manicures and over-clothes massages for B&Q staff, in return for staff donations. Commenting on the fundraising, Islay…

Eastleigh College unveils sculpture

Eastleigh College celebrated 50 years of success on Friday with the Mayor of Eastleigh, Chris Huhne  MP, council leaders and head teachers among others, all present at the unveiling of an inspiring sculpture created by artist and retired employee, Barry Durrant. The final commemorative event was to mark the first year of students completing qualifications in 1962…

Cheers as Olympic Torch passes through Eastleigh

The Olympic Flame briefly visited Eastleighyesterday having taken off and landed at  Southampton Airport on its way to and from the Channel Islands on-board the special liveried British Airways Airbus A319 ‘The Firefly’. Celebrations at the airport involved pupils from nearby Bitteme Park School, Eastleigh College catering students, Eastleigh based athletes and award winning airport staff.…

College goes the extra mile to support youth employment!

One of the major challenges facing young people today is making the transition from school, college or university into employment. As part of it’s commitment to supporting students’ career progression, Eastleigh College held a ‘Meet the Employer’ event on Wednesday, with 18 local employers recruiting for new Apprenticeship vacancies. An enthusiastic audience of over 160…

Titanic commemorated at Red Carpet restaurant

To commemorate the centenary of the loss of the Titanic, Eastleigh College’s Hospitality and Catering students incorporated special events, themed menus and period outfits into their evening services at the Red Carpet Restaurant. The restaurant also featured an exhibition of art and photography from Year 10 students at Quilley School of Engineering, along with a…

Medal landslide for Eastleigh catering students

It might have been the Easter holidays, it might have meant a 4.30am start for some, but this didn’t deter Eastleigh College students from competing and winning a hatful of medals at the Wessex Salon Culinaire – the UK’s largest live culinary competition. The day got off to a great start for Eastleigh. First up…

Students’ glamour and glow for make-up show!

Eastleigh College Hair and Beauty Students put their talents to the test this week hosting a themed Make-Up and Hair Show, and raising over a staggering £600 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust charity. Over 60 first year students took part in the colourful extravaganza competing against each other in categories including Special Occasion, Fantasy and…

Travel no barrier to education!

With the reduction of EMA (Education Maintenance Allowance), Eastleigh College has recognised a need for students to be supported with travel costs to enable them to access the further education of their choice. As a result, a new Travel Bursary has been developed, and will be available to students who live more than 3 miles…