CCN People

Corrienne Peasgood: Choices after GCSEs can feel trickier than finding a perfect match on Love Island…

Date published: 
Tuesday, 22 August 2017

How can you make sure that you son or daughter chooses a path after GCSEs that is right for them?  It can be daunting, but it’s all about finding a good match, says Corrienne Peasgood, who sees parallels with the reality TV show Love Island. 

Corrienne has the following 5 tips for parents:

Stuart Mackay: Flying start to a career in aviation engineering with International Aviation Academy, Norwich

Date published: 
Saturday, 1 April 2017

Norwich is gearing up to welcome the country’s first International Aviation Academy that aims to help aspiring aviation engineers start their journey towards a high flying career. Successful applicants will study at a specialist centre next to Norwich International Airport where they will combine advanced academic study with practical experience that has the potential for students to enter high level employment soon after graduating.

Bob Oberhoffer - Cook up a great career

Date published: 
Wednesday, 1 March 2017

When leaving school, many young people look for opportunities that will give them a high standard of education, good future employment and progression prospects and allow them to experience life away from home. However most people are not aware that all of these opportunities are available to those who study hospitality and catering courses.

Paul McCann - Who teaches the teachers?

Date published: 
Wednesday, 1 February 2017

The beginning of a new year is the perfect opportunity to make a fresh start which will see many local people looking to make big transformations in their lives such as embarking on a new career.

Sam Wigger - New year, new skills

Date published: 
Sunday, 1 January 2017

As we welcome the New Year, many of us will be will be looking to set ourselves new goals and targets for the 12 months ahead. Some will look to change their lifestyle by starting a new healthy eating plan or fitness regime and others will be making a promise to start those looming home improvement projects.

Laura Hodges - Enter stage right

Date published: 
Thursday, 1 December 2016

Many Norfolk residents will be heading to the county’s theatres during the festive period to enjoy the fun and theatrics of this year’s pantomime performances. With the magic and excitement that each show brings, there will be many young people in the audience hoping that, one day, they will be able to perform on stage.

Steve Thorpe - Learn from the Master at City College Norwich

Date published: 
Tuesday, 1 November 2016

In recent years, an increasing number of people have eliminated gluten from their diets for a variety of different reasons. Some believe it will help them lose weight and others have diagnosed medical conditions, such as wheat allergies or coeliac disease, that mean any gluten consumption could have serious health consequences.

Amanda Addison - New Chapter

Date published: 
Saturday, 1 October 2016

It is every bookworm’s dream to walk in to the fiction section of a book shop and see something that they have written on the shelves, or to glance across and see someone reading their novel on a device. The basis of a good story requires the author to use their imagination and creativity to come up with original ideas for an exciting plot and interesting characters, however this is just the very beginning of the novel writing process.

Charlene and Leanne Forder - Beauty with Safety

Date published: 
Thursday, 1 September 2016

With a fresh new season just around the corner, many Norfolk residents will be eager to freshen up their look by experimenting with the latest hair and make-up techniques. This year’s autumn/winter season sees glitter make up and loose wavy up dos making a comeback alongside some new and more complicated styles which will see the very fashion conscious turning to online video tutorials to help them achieve their desired look.

Help! September is here and my son/daughter STILL doesn’t know what to do next after GCSEs!

Date published: 
Wednesday, 31 August 2016

It’s been a fantastic summer of sunshine, festivals, sport, Pokemon-hunting and more for young people leaving Year 11.  Hopefully your child has had a great and well-deserved break from studying… but what should you do if your son or daughter still hasn’t got a firm plan for what they are going to do next?? 

Corrienne Peasgood, principal of City College Norwich, has some words of advice:

Rosie Peacock - Learning to shop

Date published: 
Monday, 1 August 2016

As the spring/summer season slowly draws to a close, Norfolk’s clothing retailers are getting ready to stock their shop floors with next season’s trends in preparation for eager high street shoppers who will soon be on the hunt for the perfect autumn/winter look. Creating unique and on-trend looks each season can be quite challenging, and the overwhelming choice of new colours, cuts and patterns can lead some customers to opt for purchasing large numbers of cheaper garments that might not accentuate their best features.

Kristian Dyer - A healthy education

Date published: 
Friday, 1 July 2016

In the run-up to summer, the county’s gyms and fitness centres saw many users returning to the treadmills and free weights in preparation for this year’s swimsuit season. With the wide range of celebrity-endorsed fitness regimes and the vast amount of diet and nutritional advice available online, it can be difficult to know the best way to get fit and healthy.

Alan George - Students of City College Norwich are making their debut

Date published: 
Sunday, 1 May 2016

Customer service is not a department, it’s an attitude. This is one of the first and most important lessons that hospitality students at City College Norwich are taught before they start serving customers in the college’s Debut Restaurant, a training facility that allows students to experience a real working environment as part of their courses. With more and more people logging on to sites such as Trip Adviser to write and check reviews, good customer service is of paramount importance in the hospitality and catering industry.