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Jack’s journey from college to Coutts

Westminster Kingsway College alumnus Jack Rawlings was just 16 when he enrolled at the college in 2006. Studying for three years in our renowned Victoria Centre, he now works in an exclusive fine-dining restaurant in the London headquarters of Coutts, the leading private bank. Jack sat down with us recently, to reflect on his time at college and the world of cooking for a living.

Capital City College Group to collect clothing for charity over Christmas

Capital City College Group is pleased to announce its collaboration with charity Crisis UK to collect warm clothing for the homeless over Christmas.

We’re London’s Number 1 for school leavers!

According to data recently published by the Department for Education (DfE), Capital City College Group are number one of all colleges and college Groups in London, overall and for positive 16-18 progression.

Westminster Kingsway College students grill General Election candidates and appear on the BBC #VoteForYourFuture

Yesterday (Tuesday 19 November) Westminster Kingsway College, in the heart of London, held a General Election hustings event, where candidates from the Labour, Liberal Democrat, Green and Brexit parties came to the college’s Kings Cross campus to pitch on behalf of the parties for the Youth Vote at the upcoming general election.

CCCG Staff Raise Over £1000 for Cancer Research UK

A group of staff from Capital City College Group walked through the night in aid of Cancer Research UK recently, raising over £1,200 for the charity.

Westminster Kingsway's global reach reaps rewards

Westminster Kingsway College recently welcomed a group of 20 students all the way from Hyejeon College in South Korea. The students took part in a 3-week customised training programme that we designed to improve their Culinary and Patisserie skills.

Capital City College Group launch ‘visionnaires’ entrepreneurs' programme

It seems that everyone wants to be an entrepreneur these days.  And London is the dominant force in UK entrepreneurship, with over 216,000 new businesses registered in greater London in 2018 – that’s almost one-third of all new startups in the UK. 

Westminster Kingsway College student Santiago is beating a broken neck to inspire others

When he was just 15, Santiago Fori fell from a climbing frame in his local park and smashed the C4 cervical vertebrae in his neck – an accident that left him a quadriplegic: in a wheelchair, struggling to breathe and with no use of his arms or legs. Since then, his recovery has astounded his doctors and he has just completed a level 3 Travel and Tourism course at Westminster Kingsway College.

Capital City College Group Governor receives OBE

The newly appointed Capital City College Group governor Dr. Dwain A. Neil has been awarded an OBE for “services to the British African Caribbean community”, announced as part of the Queen’s birthday honours list on 7 June 2019.

Westminster Kingsway College teams up with the travel industry to host a unique conference

In a first for the travel industry, Westminster Kingsway College has run a conference to bring the industry and college students together, to boost recruitment and enhance students’ understanding of the trends and issues facing the travel and tourism sector.

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