The College works with thousands of businesses each year, helping their organisations grow and succeed through training. Here you'll find case studies on a selection of those businesses and how we are delivering cost-effective training programmes to meet their needs.
In a bid to grow new talent for its award-winning restaurant, Sir Christopher Wren Hotel and Spa in Windsor has recruited its first apprentice with the help of East Berkshire College's new Hospitality & Catering Academy. Under the guidance of the Senior Chef de Partie, new apprentice Louis Graham is working as part of the hotel's nine-strong kitchen team that create a mouth-watering array of fine dishes and delicacies for guests. Read more
Local businesses of all sizes are realising the benefits of apprenticeships thanks to the work of East Berkshire College. Among those companies to develop an apprenticeship scheme is Babcock International, who recently reached the London final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2011. The company currently has 14 apprentices (aged 20-50) within its airports business, who are training at the College. Read more
Being an apprentice at one of the UK's leading theme parks has to be the ultimate job for thrill-seekers, so when East Berkshire College students Nickie Bancroft and Callum Hodge-Fleming were hired by LEGOLAND Windsor they couldn't believe their luck. Callum (20, from Slough) and Nickie (from Bracknell), who have just completed the first year of an electrical apprenticeship at the theme park, have found combining studying at college with full-time work the perfect way to build their careers. Read more
Colleagues from Homebase stores across the region have been brushing up on their painting and decorating skills with the help of East Berkshire College. As part of its commitment to delivering the highest standards of customer service, one of the UK's leading home enhancement retailers approached the College regarding a special painting and decorating training course for employees from its Staines, Bracknell, Camberley and High Wycombe stores. Read more
Oracle Corporation in Reading is giving young people a chance to kick start their careers in IT with its first apprenticeship scheme in partnership with East Berkshire College. A global supplier of complete, open and integrated software and hardware systems, Oracle has recently recruited four apprentices for its System Support team at its Reading office through the College. The quartet spends two days a week at the College’s Langley Campus and the rest on-the-job training on Oracle’s products and services. In the workplace, they are... Read more