The NCC team picked up the Employer Engagement prize (Further Education) at the glittering Educate North Awards ceremony at the Hilton, in Deansgate, on Thursday.

On the night, it was said “judges were impressed by the engagement with the community that [the Nelson and Colne College] application demonstrated”.

Curriculum Leader for Catering and Hospitality Jason Benn said: “We are absolutely thrilled that our work with local employers has been recognised at the fantastic Educate North Awards. The evening was a real celebration of the work of Colleges and Universities up and down the country, and we are delighted that NCC was victorious in the highly competitive Employer Engagement category.

“We work with a number of local employers, including the award-winning Seafood Pub Company, Burnley FC, and The Grand, in Clitheroe, to provide our students with real life experience and prepare them for their future.

“Thanks to all our partners and the local community for supporting our students and ensuring that they are ready to enter the bustling world of Catering upon leaving College. We look forward to working with them over the coming years to help more students achieve their dream job.”

Read the full press release here.