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Month: February 2016

Given a Taste of first-class service

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Recently, my party of four attended the Taste Restaurant at the Leicester student catering college, near the Tigers stadium. You may be aware that this is an establishment set up to train our future chefs, waiters and managers to a silver service quality. Half-way through our second course, the fire alarm sounded and the building [Read more…]

How to answer that dreaded interview question: Have you got any questions?

Monday, February 8th, 2016

A series of articles tackling those common questions that everybody hates answering This month we answer: Have you got any questions? Have you ever been flummoxed by the ‘Have you got any questions?’ question in an interview? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. It’s easy for your mind to go blank when faced with [Read more…]

What you need to know about Hiring an Apprentice

Monday, February 8th, 2016

What is an Apprenticeship? Let’s start with the basics. An Apprenticeship programme combines working and work-based training with studying for a qualification from GCSE to degree level. What are the benefits of hiring an Apprentice? Think of it like investing in the future of your business. Your new employee is more likely to be loyal [Read more…]

The importance of following up on a job application

Monday, February 8th, 2016

The number of applicants for each job vacancy is rising each year and the competition within the job market is fierce. The manufacturing, hospitality, retail, administration, media, finance, oil and energy industries are among those that received the most applications in 2015, with CV Library reporting an average of 57.3 applicants per job vacancy. Evidently, [Read more…]

Leicester Community Sports Arena Grand Opening

Monday, February 8th, 2016

A new £4.8 million Leicester Community Sports Arena was unveiled on Wednesday 27 January in a grand opening ceremony. The Arena will host the home basketball games for Leicester Riders and Leicester Cobras, as well as serving as a teaching venue for Leicester College’s sport provision. Project Director for the Leicester Community Sports Arena, Kevin [Read more…]

Think you don’t have an inspiring story to tell? Think again…

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Remember what it was like when you were at Leicester College? If you could go back and give yourself one piece of advice what would it be? Is there anything you would say to encourage yourself to work harder, or have more confidence in your abilities? We’re betting the answer is yes. We need our [Read more…]

Leicester College students make final of global competition

Monday, February 8th, 2016

A group of resourceful students from Leicester College have made the final of an international competition launched during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). The DECA Idea Challenge 2015 tasked entrants with generating an innovative use for cardboard boxes. Team Paradox’s ‘Camping Chair’ has earned them one of just 16 finalist spots, for which they were chosen [Read more…]

Welcome to the Leicester College Alumni Association

Monday, February 8th, 2016

The Leicester College Alumni Association is now officially launched. Leicester College & Friends is a vibrant online community dedicated to keeping its members connected. We’d like to invite all of our former learners, current learners and supporters in the community to join us in making this new chapter for the College a success. You can [Read more…]