In conjunction with Southampton City College, Carnival Corporation, the World’s Largest Cruise Organisation, has announced the creation of a maritime galley apprenticeship scheme for 17-23 year olds.
In collaberation with Cunard and P&O Cruises, the idea is to encourage budding young chefs to enroll and establish a career at sea on board their cruise ships.
There was an apprenticeship drive at Southampton City College where dozens of eager and prospective hopefuls learned more about what the apprenticeship had to offer and what the expectations were.
The hotel fleet training director for both Cunard and P&O Cruises, Christopher Lodge was delighted that a partnership was being established with City College in order to attract an exciting new generation of new chefs:
“We are excited to be partnering with City College to promote this fantastic opportunity for young eight young people to not only learn about the culinary role they will be doing but also the cruise industry and our iconic brands”
It was a sentiment echoed by City College Principal, Sarah Stannard who was delighted at the new partnership with Cunard and P&O.
“We are delighted to be working collaboratively with Cunard and P&O Cruises to engage, nurture and develop our next generation of workers. City College is career-led focused, providing young people with the skills and training they need to succeed in the workplace.”
It indeed is an interesting development and reinforces the position of the UK based Cunard and in particular P&O Cruises that food is a serious matter and who knows, the next Food Hero for P&O Cruises could graduate from this apprenticeship scheme and cement their place within the cruise industry.