ITT shows its commitment to careers and education by recognition of good practice, student awards, consultancy and much more.
ITT runs an Education & Training Committee chaired by ITT Board Director Claire Steiner. Claire organises student events on behalf of ITT, such as the hugely popular 'Future You' seminar at WTM.
She also represents ITT on external education/ industry bodies. Educational partnerships are an important part of ITT’s careers and education work.
|The most recent being with the Global Travel & Tourism Partnership, a multi-country educational programme to introduce students to careers in travel and tourism.|
Previous recipients include:
2013: Francesca Grant
2012: Kimberley Kirk-Macauley
As well as maintaining a 1st class honours average during her 1st and 2nd academic years, Kimberley gained a place on the Savoy Society mentoring scheme and completed her internship as a Management Trainee at Burleigh Court 4* conference centre and hotel. In her final year she represented Bournemouth University at the European Mis En Place Cup in Amsterdam where she and the team were highly commended and in May assister her Savoy Mentor at the Boodle’s 250th Anniversary at St James Palace. In October she will be presenting a paper at the EuroChrie 2012 Hospitality and Tourism Conference at Lausanne and in the meantime has graduated at the top of her class and is keen to start her career!
2011: Jonathan Davies
Following previous careers in the Armed Forces and running his own IT Consultancy, Jonathan decided to pursue his passion for food and the Culinary Arts and became a full time student in September 2010 studying Professional Cooking. Showing exceptional dedication and enthusiasm to his personal develop, at 35 he found himself working in the evenings to support his family whilst he studied.
In order to gain valuable work experience, Jonathan contacted a local celebrity, Bryn Williams and was offered a weeks placement at his London Restaurant, Odette’s which he then followed up with further experience working in Bryan Webb’s Michelin star restaurant in Tyddyn Llan. He has recently started working as a Commis chef at the award winning Star Inn in North Yorkshire.
As part of his prize, Jonathan will have the opportunity of working in the kitchens of the Michelin starred Devonshire Arms in Bolton Abbey, Skipton, Yorkshire under Head Chef Steve Smith. The Devonshire Arms is the finest hotel and restaurant in Yorkshire and is owned by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.
ITT created the Centres of Excellence status to recognise leading universities keen on working particularly closely with the Institute.
Universities with Centre of Excellence status will be able to use a dedicated logo, receive support in organising industrial placements, have access to high level industry speakers, have access to senior industry figures for research purposes and will grant an annual ITT Centre of Excellence Student of the Year award to a student identified by the university.