Jamie Oliver’s inspirational apprenticeship programme at Fifteen in Newquay continues to attract large amounts of interest from young people. Hundreds of potential candidates applied for a position at this high profile restaurant; as they look for that special opportunity to grown, develop and find their true potential.
In partnership with Cornwall College, Fifteen offers every student a structured programme that is designed to foster the right qualities to succeed including; teamwork, self-discipline, hard work, learning and passion, not to mention professional training towards a recognised catering qualification.
Tracy Page, Course Manager, Cornwall College said, “I’ve had the great pleasure of managing and working with all the Fifteen cohort’s since inception. It gives me enormous pride to see so many young people enter the scheme with little or no expectation of success, and to complete the programme as high achievers and qualified chefs.
“The Fifteen apprenticeship scheme is now in its tenth year and between practical work at the restaurant and training at college, has successfully taught over one hundred students.”
New student apprentice Harry Stanton, 17 from Mawgan Porth added, “I see joining Fifteen as a new start for me. I didn’t excel at school and I didn’t know what the future held for me. I then got a job in a restaurant in Mawgan Porth and loved it.
“I knew then that the catering industry is where I wanted to be. Joining Fifteen is a great opportunity to learn new skills, increase my knowledge and to eventually join a successful team at one of Jamie Oliver’s restaurants. It’s definitely the break that I needed and I’m looking forward to the challenge.”
Cornwall College is recognised as the best catering college in the South West, training students in one of the widest ranges of catering and hospitality courses for many prestigious brands including; Fifteen, River Cottage, The Eden Project and home to the renowned Academy Nathan Outlaw.
Tracy concluded, “We’ve had some amazing students come through the scheme, many of which have forged rewarding careers around the world. As a Fifteen apprentice, the training and support they receive is second to none, which helps equip them with the right set of skills to succeed.
“The next sixteen months is going to be challenging for our apprentices and it’ll certainly be a wake-up call for many of them, but we have a detailed, proven and flexible programme to help cater for their individual needs and we all look forward to help train the next generation of qualified chefs.”