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"Taking Control" of the Holiday Inn
Monday 9 July 2018
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Students spent two days job-shadowing and learning the ropes before being left to “take control”. 

Kings College have worked in collaboration with The Holiday Inn Guildford for the past 12 years in giving Year 9 students the opportunity for a few days every July to take over the running of the hotel and this year was no exception.


Students applied for positions and were interviewed by Holiday Inn staff for a variety of posts around the Hotel.  Successful students spent two days job-shadowing and learning the ropes before being left to “take control”. They have had a fantastic experience, developing skills and knowledge that will be highly useful as they look towards work experience placements next year. As ever, they were impeccably behaved and a real credit to the school.


On Thursday 5th July students met with Deputy Mayor, Councillor Richard Billington, who said “he was delighted to see the young people from Kings College working with and impressing the hotel staff,” and Paul Marcus, Managing Director of Eagle Radio, who stated, “The staff and students from Kings College who participated and organised this initiative deserve great credit. Likewise Ben Bridgeman and his team at The Holiday Inn are a great example to other local businesses. Their commitment to supporting young people develop their employability skills demonstrates a true understanding of local community engagement. It was obvious from meeting the students that they had benefitted from their work experience and appreciated the opportunity to work at such a prestigious and popular hotel.”