By / 15th October, 2016 / All News, General Information, Hotel News / Off

dba2016-finalistlogoWe are thrilled to share the exciting news that the Marsham Court Hotel has been selected as one of the finalists in the ‘Business Engagement with Education’ category sponsored by VOIP Unlimited at this years Dorset Business Awards.

We have worked with organisations such as HALO (Hospitality And Leisure Opportunities), Bournemouth & Poole College and SWRAC (South West Regional Assessment Centre) for many years providing educational workshops for young people aged 13 -15 who show an interest in a career in the hospitality industry and also apprenticeships for post 16’s.  In the last year we have also collaborated with CHI Training (Classroom in the Heart of Industry).

The CHI training programme is a unique opportunity for young people who are working at a pre-apprenticeship stage due to learning differences to undertake on-the-job training, whilst working towards recognised qualifications to enhance their future employability prospects.  The course provides a blend of intensive ‘classroom’ based learning and on the job training with an emphasis on customer service skills. As part of this, students follow a number of accredited courses including Functional Skills and BTEC Awards.

We are also just about to embark on an exciting project with the Manorside Academy in Poole in an effort to open even younger students eyes to the many career paths that Hospitality can offer. Our Chefs will be visiting the school later this month and making Christmas Puddings with the children that they can then take home and share with their families on Christmas Day. Our plan is to offer this opportunity to other Junior Schools in the area in 2017.

The Dorset Business Awards Final takes place on Thursday the 24th November – wish us luck!!!!