Catering, Hospitality and Events at B&FC
The hospitality and events sector offers exciting career opportunities locally, nationally and overseas. Employers look for candidates with great interpersonal and organisational skills so if this sounds like you and you’re keen to make your mark, a career in this sector could be an excellent choice.
B&FC works closely with employers to ensure our programmes are current, relevant and aligned to industry needs. These relationships underpin first-rate industry placements to provide you with the skills you need to progress to the top of your field. Our programmes also support career advancement for those already employed in the sector.
Discover how B&FC can help you begin or advance your career in the catering, hospitality and events industry. Contact us on T 01253 504 343 or E firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catering, Hospitality and Events Management programmes
The Fylde Coast is renowned for its expertise in the hospitality and catering industry, producing workers and managers who have gone on to leading positions around the world. Employment opportunities in this sector are endless with progression routes which could take you to the very top of the industry.
Leading Lancashire-based employers range from small independent businesses to national chains such as Best Western and Travelodge.
Most popular career routes:
Chef | Baker | Catering Manager | Food Processing Worker | Housekeeper | Publican-Licensee | Restaurant Manager | Hotel Receptionist
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Why choose B&FC?
With our FREE 24/7 Blackpool Transport travel pass, eligible students* get unlimited use of any Blackpool Transport bus or Tram. We also offer help with long-distance travel costs.
Your own personal progress tutor will help you to settle in, keep you informed about upcoming events and provide ongoing support and guidance. We also offer confidential counselling.
We offer a FREE healthy breakfast for everyone. You could also get up to £1200 worth of funding and FREE meals if you're in care or receiving certain benefits.
If you have a disability (including a specific learning or mental health difficulty) we will help you to access the support needed to manage your studies as independently as possible.
Food and Drink
From smoothies to sub rolls, we offer a wide range of low-cost food and drink plus a FREE healthy breakfast for everyone and FREE meals for eligible students*.
*Eligibility applies - see blackpool.ac.uk/support/funding for details
Our free careers service includes expert advice and resources to help with making career choices, applying to university and coaching to get you ready for employment.
Our tutors are specialists in their subjects and help you develop the skills you need to be successful. They regularly spend time in industry to keep their knowledge and experience up-to-date.
Our Students' Union runs a variety of clubs, societies and events, all aimed at giving you the best student experience possible. You could also get involved as a rep or elected officer.
Sports are big at B&FC and there are lots of fitness activites and College teams for you to join, facilitated through our all-weather pitch, sports hall and fitness suite-inspirations.
Work experience opportunities
B&FC works with a wide range of leading companies, offering specific industry placements that offer sector industry experience. Amazing work experience opportunities exist with employers such as Ribby Hall Village, Northcote, Twelve Restaurant and Bartle Hall.
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We’re constantly investing in our facilities to provide a first-rate learning environment with cutting-edge resources.
Develop food service and customer care skills for a variety of front-of-house roles in our dedicated training restaurant - Level 6.
Our well-equipped kitchens allow you to develop your practical skills in catering and professional cookery.
Themed events, external catering opportunities and a chance to compete at national level provide the ideal backdrop to develop your craft.
How to find us
Squires Gate Lane