11 October 2016
Three is the magic number for HoW College and Worcester Whitehouse Hotel
Heart of Worcestershire College and the Worcester Whitehouse Hotel are celebrating after reaching their three year partnership anniversary.
The College and hotel have worked in partnership for the past three years on the College’s Supported Internship Programme.
A supported internship is a programme of further educational study for young people with a Learning Difficulty or Disability who wish to move into employment and need extra support to do so.
During the placement the intern will be able to demonstrate their practical skills, personal qualities and commitment to the role, thereby giving the employer confidence in their performance.
For the last two years the College has celebrated the success of two young people, Zennica and Tom, who successfully completed their internship as a room attendant and have been offered paid employment.
Rachael Mitchell – General Manager of the Whitehouse Hotel said:
“I am pleased to have had the opportunity to welcome Zennica and Tom to the Whitehouse Hotel for their Internships. During this time, their confidence has grown and both have proven to be excellent trainees, so much so that we offered Zennica a permanent position in the housekeeping department at the end of her Internship last year and Tom permanently joins the team next month.”
Sara Atkins – Supported Internship Supervisor at HoW College, added:
“The primary objective of the Supported Internship Programme is to enable young people with a learning difficulty or disability to move into sustainable employment. By investing in young people employers create a more diverse workforce and can benefit from their unique skills, enthusiasm and energy.
The Worcester Whitehouse Hotel has provided high quality internship placements for our students over the last few years. The support of the Managers and staff has been outstanding.”