Blanco is looking to sponsor a new student for the foundation degree course in kitchen design at Bucks New University that starts in September.
The course has been running since 2016 in partnership with The Kitchen Education Trust (TKET) and is a kitchen-specific design distance-learning work-related foundation degree. Blanco has sponsored two students and has gone on to support the first graduate in her continued development beyond the course.
John Robinson, Blanco UK’s marketing manager, said: “It made sense to us, from the very first year, to invest in the advancement of talent and design in the kitchen industry. We are a brand at the forefront of innovation and this course is a great and welcome innovation that complements Blanco’s message and ethos. This is also why we get involved with awards and sponsorship generally.
“We want to make sure we are involved in the kitchen industry in all sorts of ways – including nurturing and supporting the future stars. We want people to aspire to work in this exciting industry and strive when they get here. It can only be beneficial to all of us. Blanco supports this exciting vocational qualification as we want to contribute as much as we can, promoting the design of kitchens and the fantastic products in it.”
The sinks and taps manufacturer will offer the selected student £2,000 per year towards the tuition cost over the three-year course. Prospective students who would like to be considered for the grant should contact by August 16 Blanco directly on [email protected] giving details of name, place of work and why they think they deserve the sponsorship.
The course itself focuses on design, but also covers many other important areas of study, including sales and marketing, business, service, production, installation, lateral thinking, philosophy, psychology, history and an understanding of related design industries.
- Natalie Peters, Bucks New University student and kitchen designer at Kitchens Etc, writes about her experience doing the kitchen design foundation degree in her monthly column in kbbreview