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Steven Lodge began at Hull College for one day a week in Year 10; he now works at one of the top restaurants in the area.

Why did you choose to study at Hull College?

I started in Year 10 where I came to the College once a week to do my NVQ Level 1. It was a great place to learn so I decided to continue at the College after I left school.

What did you enjoy most about studying at Hull College?

The tutors were incredibly helpful and there were opportunities to further my skills in competitions across the country, including WorldSkills.

What has been your career path up until now?

I began as a trainee chef and worked my way up. I am now a commis chef at 1884 in Hull.

What does your job involve?

Preparing and producing a wide range of meals to a high standard. Currently I work under the supervision of the chef de partie and will rotate to different sections each night.

What has been the highlight of your career so far?

Getting through to the WorldSkills World Final in Abu Dhabi, and being able to represent the UK on the world stage.

What are your hopes and dreams for the future?

I hope to open my own patisserie.

Have your studies helped you to achieve your career aims?

I believe my learning at the College has enhanced my career opportunities.

What would you say to inspire current and future students?

This is a great place to learn and will help your career.

Interested in following in Steven's footsteps? Take a look at our Catering & Hospitality courses below.

Courses

Level 2

Culinary Skills

Key course information

1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

You will be participating in an exciting course which will help you start your journey into the Hospitality and Catering Industry. You will be taught by leading Industry professionals who will support you’re learning throughout to make you the best you can be.

Level 3 (A Level Equivalent)

Diploma in preparation and cooking

Key course information

1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

The Advanced Technical Diploma in Professional Cookery level 3 Kitchen and larder will lead you into employment within the largest employment industry, both locally and nationally.

Level 1

Introduction to the Travel and Tourism Industry

Key course information

1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

Want to learn more about a career in this exciting industry either home or abroad? The Introduction to the Travel & Tourism Industry is an ideal place to start.

Level 2

Professional Cookery (Adult Catering)

Key course information

1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

Looking to work within the a fast paced and exciting industry? This study programme gives you the skills you need to start your career within the catering field.