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Hospitality & Catering

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Hospitality & Catering

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With a wide variety of possible jobs and careers on offer, the hospitality industry is a popular choice amongst our students. It is one of the fastest growing industries in the UK, offering a wide range of jobs for people with all types of qualifications and experience.

There are many different types of businesses and settings that require people with catering and hospitality skills, from hotels and restaurants right through to schools, hospitals and even the Armed Forces.  Many people also set up their own catering business.

The range of skills needed include the preparation, cooking and service of food, customer service and front office operations.

We offer training to develop the skills required to meet the needs of running these areas smoothly and professionally.  People taking hospitality and catering courses at Stoke on Trent College have access to our cutting-edge Lifestyle building, which has facilities in line with the standards expected by the industry.

Our experienced tutors and links with employers mean that we can offer great pathways into successful careers. We even offer a great student exchange programme with a college in France.


  • Trainee hotel managers can earn up to £20,000 a year
  • A sous chef can earn around £22,000 a year
  • The UK hospitality industry employs around 2 million people
  • There are tens of thousands of hotels, guest houses and B&Bs around the UK


  • Conference and Event Organiser
  • Hotel Manager
  • Hotel Receptionist
  • Restaurant
  • Owner / Manager
Beth Shaw

Beth is a student who really understands what it means to fully engage in college life. During her 3 years at Stoke on Trent College she has played a full part, including participating in the Challenge Poland programme last year.

Beth has been a member of the student council for the past 2 years and has used this role to excel in her commitment to her fellow students. She has always fully participated on the council, representing the views of the students she was put forward by, and has made great effort to communicate back to fellow students the work of the student council and its activities for the benefit of the whole student body.

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