Students get jobs boost

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Hospitality management students at Sheffield Hallam University are boosting their job prospects thanks to a hi-tech food ordering and management information system.

Students had been using pens and paper in their restaurant and kitchen training facilities.

But a £31,000 grant from the Savoy Educational Trust enabled them to buy an industry-standard electronic point of sale system used in hotels and restaurants around the world.

The system is used by the hospitality and retail industries and allows students to programme and operate it within student restaurant simulation events, informing and allowing management decisions to be made.

David Graham, hospitality lecturer at Hallam, said that using the system would boost students’ employability.