CHESTERFIELD College Principal, Trevor Clay is all set to return to learning, taking up a day’s Apprenticeship at Calabria, Chesterfield’s award-winning Italian restaurant based at Glumangate on Monday 11th March.
Mr Clay will be helping Calabria staff in both the kitchen and front of house as they prepare for morning and lunch service. It’s just one of several events the College is set to hold during National Apprenticeship Week (11-15 March) to promote the benefits an Apprenticeship can bring to both apprentices and employers.
Owner of Calabria, Vittorio Risorto explains, “We’ve taken on apprentices in the past and we’re delighted to raise the profile of Apprenticeships during National Apprenticeship Week. It’s safe to say however, we’ll be making the most of Trevor’s help – Initially as a waiter making and serving hot and cold drinks with breakfast then to the heat of the kitchen making lunch, he won’t be getting an easy ride! Trevor will have to keep up with the pace to ensure our customers get the very best quality service they’re used to.”
Mr Clay says, “I’m really looking forward to it. I’m a big fan of the restaurant and it will be fascinating to work alongside the Calabria team. I hope to get a glimpse of what it’s like for one of our thousands of apprentices currently placed with employers across the region. Learning whilst earning (although I’ll only be earning my lunch!) is proving a hugely popular route for young people looking to get a qualification whilst gaining valuable experience and an important first step on their career ladder.”
The College’s Apprenticeship team (Learning Unlimited) is also holding fundraising events throughout the week to raise money for Ashgate Hospice culminating in a Charity Event at Casa Hotel on the 14th March featuring key speaker, Laura Hogg (BBC 1’s The Apprentice). Last year the team raised over £2500 for the hospice and is hoping to topple that amount this year.