Tameside college student Ben Sutton has been selected by the Worshipful Company of Bakers to receive a scholarship worth £1,500 to travel abroad to further his knowledge to the benefit of the Baking Industry.

Sutton will take a course on continental chocolate work and festive window display pieces at Barry Callebaut Chocolate School, in France, towards the end of this year.

To win the award, he had to prepare a paper on what he would do with the scholarship, then attend an interview with a panel of judges at Bakers Hall in London.

Sutton will produce a diary while on the course and will demonstrate the skills to the students at Tameside College on his return.

He has been a student at Tameside College for the last four years and successfully completed his qualifications while working part-time for John Slattery at Slattery Patisserie & Chocolatier. Ben has been an active member of the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees and also the president for the College Bakery students.