|In addition to supporting Colleges through sponsorship of college awards, The John Banner Scholarship Fund also sponsors individual students. Examples of financial support given since 2014 include: (some student names withheld)|
Northampton College - financial assistance to help three students have work experience placements with Michelin-starred restaurants (e.g. help towards transport and accommodation)
Leicester College - assistance with bus travel costs to help a promising student attend college, report:
"I felt that this year has been a great learning curve for me, and a great experience.
I feel I have grown as a person due to the Level 3 Supervisory course. It has made me more confident and knowledgeable which will hopefully help me to get a good job in the future.
I have also applied to university to do a Foundation Degree in Hospitality Management which I hope to start in September.
I would like to say thank you for sponsoring me as without this I would not have been able to continue with my studies.
Coventry University, London Campus - financial assistance to help a promising student study for a BSc Hospitality top-up course, report:
"During the first weeks of my studying I manage to get to know and work with different people from a different countries. The special opportunity for me was to attend the lectures which had different approach to work and studying than I was used to before, and it has broaden my perspective and enhance my knowledge and experience.
The modules were configured in a way to help student build adequate practical knowledge and to motivate students to investigate, research and question every subject and opinion. This has proved to be a good concept in building my critical thinking and developing practical research skills that will become useful in the future.
All of this will benefit me in the future of beeing prospective and good employee in International Hospitality and Tourism Management. Experience that I gained working with different nationalities will even more build my understanding and knowledge of other culture and will make me a truly great specialist and professional in my chosen area. The John Banner Scholarship Fund has supported me through studying and improving my knowledge. Their help made it possible for me to cover some expenses while studying and for that I am truly grateful."
Northampton College - financial assistance to purchase a decent set of knives for a promising student - 'I presented [name withheld] with his new knives last night, and to put it mildly that I nearly brought a tear to my eyes was an understatement ‘he said it was the nicest thing anybody has ever done for him’
Peterborough Regional College - financial assistance with accommodation costs to assist a promising student to have work experience at the Talbot Hotel, Oundle
Loughborough College - financial assistance with accommodation costs to assist a promising student to undergo a Foundation Degree in Hospiatality Management
Peterborough Regional College - financial assistance with accommodation costs to assist 6 promising students to have work experience at Alyn Williams at The Westbury, The Royal Automobile Club, and The Ritz, January and February 2016, and 4 students in January 2017 to have work experience at Alyn Williams at The Westbury and The Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall.
New College Nottingham - financial support for 2 learners to gain work experience at Hambleton Hall - June 2016
The Clnk (HMP Styal) August and September 2016 - financial assistance to help three graduates of The Clink with Chef's whites and equipment to help them get paid work upon release.
The Clink (HMP Styal) April and December 2017 - financial assistance to help four graduates of The Clink with Chef's whites and equipment to help them get paid work upon release.
Nottingham College - June 2018 - financial support for a student to gain work experience with Sat Bains and Glyn Purnell
Loughborough College - June 2018 - financial support for a student to gain work experience at Hambleton Lodge
North Warwickshire & Hinckley College - July 2018 - financial support for a student to gain work experience in Italy
West London University - September 2018 - financial support to help a promising student study on a degree course
The Clink (HMP Styal) April, September and December 2018, and January 2019 - financial assistance to help five graduates of The Clink with Chef's whites and equipment to help them get paid work upon release.