Course: Level 3 Hospitality Supervision & Leadership (Choices Plus)
Previous school attended: Houghton Kepier Sports College
Damien studied on our Level 3 Hospitality Supervision and Leadership course. He was an excellent example of what can be achieved if you are determined and motivated to succeed.
“When I started on the Choices Plus programme at New College Durham, I wasn’t sure if I was going to fit in but how wrong I was! I was able to accomplish so much in three amazing years. I was involved in many busy services in Le Nouveau Restaurant, and six competitions where I achieved three gold, four silver and four bronze medals. Having the opportunity to help to run the College restaurant has allowed me to further develop my workplace skills.
“I have bettered myself in so many and have made amazing friends that I trust in the process. I thought that I would never even make it onto the course with the qualifications that I had, but that is the great thing about New College Durham; they care more for the students and what they can help them achieve. I can honestly say when it comes to leaving I will miss this place as I have learnt so much. Not just about the course but about myself and what I can, and will, achieve.
“I didn’t think I had it in me to run a restaurant but I surprised myself! I am looking forward to a new level and new limits and challenges on the Hospitality Management Foundation Degree programme.”
Damien progressed to study FdA Hospitality Management at New College Durham.
Do you love catering to people’s needs? Are you able to dish it out?