Workers in Wolverhampton can pick up their lunchtime snack at a city centre bakery run by catering students.

The Academy bakery – at City of Wolverhampton College’s Metro One campus in Bilston Street – sells a wide range of sandwiches, cakes, cookies, bread and pastries produced by students studying for professional bakery qualifications.

Also available are salads and freshly-brewed coffee, as well as a meal deal of a baguette, wrap or salad, packet of crisps or a cake, and a cold drink for just £2.

As well as providing a service to the public, the bakery also gives students the opportunity to gain experience of working in a commercial environment to prepare them for their future careers in the industry.

Student Georgina Silvester, aged 16, who joined the college in September to study for a Level 2 diploma in professional bakery, said: “Working in the bakery is a good way of developing our customer service skills as well as finding out what it’s like to work in a busy city centre location with a fast turn-over of goods.”

The Academy bakery is open to the public from 10am to 2pm on weekdays during term time.

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s