Food service and facilities management provider Aramark, is celebrating another win in the further and higher education sector with a new £1.9m contract win at Northbrook College, Sussex.
Under the the three-year contract, which has the scope to extend for a further two years, Aramark will provide food and retail services across the college’s three sites:
At The University Centre Worthing, the company will be working with the college to design a new food court with traditional restaurant and ‘grab and go’ area, which is planned to open in January 2015. From September 2013, Aramark will also take on responsibilities for operating the site’s current food court and a convenience store.
At the college’s 14-19 Centre, also in Worthing, Aramark will operate a new food court, café and shop, to be open from October 2013.
Meanwhile, at a third campus site based at Shoreham Airport, Aramark will deliver a substantial offer including traditional meals and a ‘grab and go’ service. The Shoreham campus hosts a specialist college for aircraft and automotive engineering students.
As well as employing a number of students who are based at their education client sites across the country, the catering firm has created two apprenticeship positions at Northbrook, which will be filled by people working within the business. The apprentices will attend the college as a student on a day-release basis.
Tracey Smith, Aramark ’s business development director – Education, said:
“Our successful tender supported three main drivers for Northbrook College – improving the student experience on site and so enhancing the appeal of Northbrook as a place to study, introducing value-for-money offers, and bringing some real benefit to the college by offering its students work experience and apprenticeships.”
Northbrook College is one of the largest educational establishments in Sussex, with approximately 850 staff and 13,000 full and part-time students. The college offers a wide range of courses from trade and professional qualifications to pre-university diplomas and university degrees.
The three-year contract starts this September and is worth £1.9m over the initial three years.