Cotswold Star Academy is launched

SKILLS Cotswold Star Academy launch group

Gloucestershire College has launched Cotswold Star Academy, a hospitality training programme to fast-track young people into careers with luxury venues The Calcot Collection, Ellenborough Park, Farncombe Estate and The Lucky Onion Group.

Over the summer, the partners selected 15 ‘stars’, one of which is 17-year-old Jessica Shackleton from Cheltenham, a former Winchcombe School pupil.

Gemma Cox, Human Resource Manager for Ellenborough Park, said:

“Jessica all the qualities we are looking for in our ‘stars’. She will be starting as a Commis Chef as part of the Cotswold Star Academy.

The Cotswold Star Academy training programme is being supported by The Savoy Educational Trust and Creed Catering; long-standing champions of the hospitality industry.

Head of hospitality at Gloucestershire College Jo O’Connell said:

“Each star will train to become either a competent Chef de Partie or Hospitality Supervisor in some of the finest kitchens and hotels in the country.”