If you enjoy meeting and helping people and like to provide good customer service, then a career within hospitality and catering could be the right path for you.
With our enterprising and broad range of courses, there has never been a better time to join us and this thriving industry.
Hospitality and catering qualifications can take you all over the world and we will help prepare you for an exciting career. The sector offers a range of interesting jobs in a variety of settings including restaurants, bars, hospitals and hotels.
You will be taught by high class lecturers and tutors at Nottingham College who have industry experience and you’ll benefit from our high quality facilities and resources.
Many of our students go on to a wide range of fantastic global career opportunities that are made possible with our industry-recognised qualifications.
If your passion lies in food, you can train in our award-winning gourmet restaurant in our Adams Building and in our U Choose Food Court at our Clarendon Campus.
Legendary chef Marco Pierre White is a big supporter of the college and often meets students. You’ll also get the opportunity to take part in trips and maybe even national competitions.
Our courses will give you a full insight into what it takes to work in catering at high-end functions in world class venues. We also provide the training needed for employment within a larger scale food production environment. You will develop a full understanding and the required skills for working both back and front of house, which will confidently lead you into the workplace.
Our hospitality and catering courses at Nottingham College range from Level 1 to Degree Level and Apprenticeships.
At Nottingham College, we know and understand the hospitality and catering sectors really well and our courses are geared towards enabling all our students to thrive in the busy and competitive industries.
We have strong links to top employers in the sector and work with a wide range of businesses, so you’ll have lots of opportunity for high quality work placements and work experience.
Plus, there are a vast number of career options in the industry – whether you would like to be a Baker, a Bar Manager, a Butcher, a Catering Manager, a Chef De Partie, a Commis Chef, a Consumer Scientist, an Event Organiser, a Food Processing Worker, an Industry Chef, a Kitchen Manager, a Restaurant Manager, a Sous Chef or a Waiter/Waitress – there are many choices available to you.
- Hospitality is the fourth largest employer in the UK, with 4.49 million people working in the sector.
- The Hospitality industry employs more than 10% of the UK workforce: almost 3 million people work within the industry.
- 29% of people employed in the hospitality industry are under 21-years-old.
- The Hospitality Sector needs 660,200 more people by 2020 – a growth of 6%.
- The number of restaurant managers in Nottingham has risen to more than 1800 and is due to increase over the next four years earning up to £29,000 a year.