After studying a GCSE in catering at school, Jessica enjoyed her insight to the industry and was keen to progress even further. Studying at Eastleigh College appealed to Jessica because of the variety the course offered, exposing her to both front of house and behind the scenes in the kitchens. Jessica decided to study at Eastleigh College because of the exclusive access to the fantastic facilities which includes a training kitchen and fine-dining restaurant, along with the friendly staff and atmosphere.
The learning environment was also something Jessica enjoyed about her time at the College. She explains, “At the college you are able to learn visually through actually doing the job you’re learning about which works better for me, instead of being sat in a classroom.” The varied course content was an important element of college life which has helped prepare Jessica for the workplace. She adds, “Being able to work in the restaurant was great because you actually get to try different elements of the job and speak to customers, which are all skills you need when you go into this industry.”