Hospitality role beckons for Kidderminster College ex-student

'EXCELLENT STUDENT': Richard Johnson.

'EXCELLENT STUDENT': Richard Johnson.

First published in News

A FORMER Kidderminster College student is set to gain an executive job in the hotel industry.

Richard Johnson, 22, of Kidderminster, studied a BTEC National Diploma in Travel and Tourism at the college before gaining a place at university to study for a degree in (BA) Hon(s) Hospitality Business Management.

He is now nearing the end of his degree study at University College Birmingham, a course that includes a 48-week placement at luxury hotels in Dubai, and has potential job offerings in marketing executive positions.

He said: “I wouldn’t be where I am now without the college and its support services and I can’t thank them enough. The prospectus said the course could lead to a job as a marketing executive and how right that has proved to be.

“The course provided a fantastic platform for me to develop and progress towards getting a degree and then a job in the area I wanted.”

Victoria Ditton, learner services manager, said: “Many people don’t realise that vocational qualifications can also lead to places at university and the in-depth knowledge students gain while at the college really stands them in good stead.

"I am delighted for Richard, who was an excellent student and wish him all the best in his chosen career.”

Mr Johnson, who enjoys travelling and spent nine years living in India as a child, is due to go to Dubai again next month.

He said: “I am looking forward to going again. It’s a great platform to learn about diverse cultures and visiting different countries helps you to grow as a person.”

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1:18pm Wed 21 May 14

Bcfc1186 says...

How on Earth is this news?

I had a promotion at week last month, could you please take my photo and write a story?
How on Earth is this news? I had a promotion at week last month, could you please take my photo and write a story? Bcfc1186
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7:40pm Fri 23 May 14

nicky.griffiths says...

Congratulations Richard. I remember how hard you worked from when I worked in the library at Kidderminster College. This is news Bcfc1186 because (a) it shows other young people what they can achieve through a vocational rather than academic qualification (b) it shows that our local College can provide an excellent route to work. Plus I'd rather see upbeat stories like this than the doom and gloom so many in the media seem to favour. Congratulations on your promotion by the way. I hope it was as well deserved as this young man's success has been.
Congratulations Richard. I remember how hard you worked from when I worked in the library at Kidderminster College. This is news Bcfc1186 because (a) it shows other young people what they can achieve through a vocational rather than academic qualification (b) it shows that our local College can provide an excellent route to work. Plus I'd rather see upbeat stories like this than the doom and gloom so many in the media seem to favour. Congratulations on your promotion by the way. I hope it was as well deserved as this young man's success has been. nicky.griffiths
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10:56pm Sat 24 May 14

kidderman says...

@ Bcfc 1186 you had a promotion at week ? last month ? no fear of you getting a job in the library
@ Bcfc 1186 you had a promotion at week ? last month ? no fear of you getting a job in the library kidderman
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7:39am Sun 25 May 14

kunuty says...

This site has been going down hill since I stopped posting so I'm back! And nicky griffs you fancy Richard .
This site has been going down hill since I stopped posting so I'm back! And nicky griffs you fancy Richard . kunuty
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