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From NWRC to the Ivy

09 December 2021

A North West Regional College graduate of the Foundation and Science Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management is now working as the reception manager at the prestigious Ivy Restaurant in London.

Charis Jones, who previously studied the BTEC National Diploma in Business and Finance, completed the Foundation Degree at NWRC on a part-time basis while she was working full time.

She said: “As a manager in Hospitality, I wanted to gain more knowledge regarding the role, the industry, and tourism. I was already in full-time employment at the Millennium Forum as Food and Beverage manager.

“I already had the practical skills but wanted to develop the theory side. It made so much more sense as I was doing it every day on the job and could apply it to the role immediately.

“I really enjoyed the structure of the course, the support, and the knowledge I gained from the lecturers. I continued to progress in my career, moving from Millennium Forum to Browns in Town and then moving to London. I am currently working as reception manager at The Ivy West Street.”

The Ivy West Street restaurant is situated in between Leicester Square and the iconic Shaftesbury Avenue, in the heart of London’s famous West End theatre district. It is renowned worldwide for its food and unfaltering service.

Charis said: “I would definitely recommend this course at NWRC for anyone who wants to go into management in hospitality and tourism.

“It will help develop your knowledge, soft skills, and business skills required for the industry.”

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