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Dukes Hotel And Springboard Head To Kingston College For The Final Day Of Inspire Week

Peter Harrison, Business Development Administrator at Springboard UK

INSPIRE Week continues and it was time for DUKES and Springboard UK to go back to college. On Friday 15th November, the weather had turned cold and bitter. Thankfully the classroom at Kingston College was toasty, no doubt heated by the fifty or so Travel and Tourism students and teachers that filled the room. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday had seen Food and Beverage, Housekeeping and Kitchen challenges provided by DUKES HOTEL. Friday was the day for knuckling down, with the students taking all those practical experiences from the rest of the week and applying them towards the pursuit of a career within the hospitality industry. Natalie (HR Manager) and Annalisa (PR & Leisure Sales Executive) from DUKES did an excellent job as they gave the students careers advice. From information about the variety of career opportunities available within different hotel departments and what each role entails to CV and interview tips, DUKES provided a wealth of advice around the hunt for a job.

Inspire Week Heats Up In Nigel Mendham’s Kitchen At Thirty Six, Dukes Hotel

by Peter Harrison, Business Development Administrator at Springboard UK

On Thursday 14th November, DUKES HOTEL turned up the heat on INSPIRE Week. They gave students from Kingston College the opportunity to venture down into the depths of the hotel with a Kitchen-focused taster day. INSPIRE Week aims to showcase the hospitality industry, with Springboard INSPIRE and DUKES LONDON partnering up to give students from Kingston College a taste of what it’s like to work within a boutique hotel in the heart of Mayfair, London. On Monday, DUKES had tested the students’ ability to set tables and serve wine in the hotel’s 3 AA Rosette restaurant, Nigel Mendham’s THIRTY SIX. This time, students went behind the scenes of THIRTY SIX’s kitchen and got to see the hard work that goes into creating mouth-watering, modern British dishes.