Cerys Bruce from Kirkcaldy will soon be packing her bags for the trip of a lifetime which is guaranteed to set her on the path to a fabulous career in the hospitality industry.
The 22 year old, who is studying NC Professional Cookery at Fife College’s St Brycedale Campus, was nominated by her lecturers to receive a Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland (HIT) award.
Both Cerys and her lecturers were delighted to learn that she was one of a handful of students in Scotland chosen to receive the award which will see her winging her way to Lausanne in Switzerland at the end of the month for an exciting conference style event.
The globally renowned Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne offers Hospitality Management programmes to students from all over the world.
HIT Scotland funds the all expenses trip for students who will take part in a two day programme which will cover all aspects of the Hospitality industry using a blend of business presentations and hands on practical experience.
Said Cerys: “I am really excited about the opportunity to travel to Lausanne and also feel very honoured to be nominated for this award by my lecturers. I’ve always been interested in hospitality since leaving school and previously worked in a range of hotels and bars. My family encouraged me and helped to boost my confidence, encouraging me to apply to College.
“I really enjoy the practical cooking side of my course and hope to go on to study HNC Professional Cookery after the summer with the aim of going on to University to become a Home Economics Teacher.”
Lindsey Robertson, Curriculum Manager for Culinary Arts said: “Cerys is a very worthy recipient of this award – she is a committed student who always tries her best and has excelled in all areas of her course, especially when out at events. I have been to Lausanne myself and it is a fantastic place – the experience will be great for Cerys and will certainly help her in her future studies and career.”