SWRAC Student Wins Dorset Apprentice of the Year

Posted 10th October 2017
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Aaron Corbin is crowned the winner of Dorset Intermediate Apprentice of the Year at the Dorset Business Awards launch on the 6th July.

Aaron is currently undertaking a Hospitality Services apprenticeship at Marsham Court Hotel after taking a Level 1 Hospitality Course with The Hospitality School, a school branched off of South West Regional Assessment Centre (SWRAC). While at SWRAC, Aaron took part in activities that would give him experience in all aspects of Hospitality. In addition to providing practical skills, SWRAC worked to build Aaron’s confidence through encouragement and skill determination.

Aaron started his apprenticeship in September last year and winning the Dorset Intermediate Apprentice of the Year shows just how far he has come in the 10 months he has been undertaking the apprenticeship. Aaron said: “Before the apprenticeship, I was not confident at all. Going through work and my apprenticeship really boosted my confidence.”

Adrian Gunner, managing director of SWRAC said: “This is excellent news for Aaron, Marsham Court Hotel and SWRAC respectively.”

The Dorset Apprenticeship Awards have four categories: Intermediate Apprentice of the Year, Advanced Apprentice of the Year, Higher Apprentice of the Year and the Apprenticeship Progression Award. Each category aims to recognise the apprentice that has added exceptional value to the business in which they work and has expressed commitment and an extraordinary attitude.

The Dorset Apprenticeship Awards has been running for the past 5 years and is sponsored by Geoffrey Warde MBE and supported by Dorset Chamber of Commerce and the Somerset Training Provider Network.

The Hospitality School works to provide students with the work experience and qualifications necessary to pursue a career in the hospitality industry. All relevant aspects of the hospitality industry are covered by The Hospitality School including bar work, housekeeping, kitchen work, serving and more.