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Ellie Mumby

Former Grimsby Institute Apprentice, Ellie Mumby, Qualifies To Compete For Team UK In The WorldSkills Final

Ellie Mumby, who previously studied an apprenticeship at Grimsby Institute, has qualified to represent Team UK at the prestigious WorldSkills competition. She’s one of six hairdressers to be selected and has gone through sixteen months of training plus a rigorous selection process to qualify. 

WorldSkills is an international competition that celebrates professional skills and demonstrates how important they are for economic and cultural growth. It offers students the opportunity to explore their passions and learn new skills, particularly in vocational fields. The finals will be happening in Shanghai, from 12th – 17th October, where Ellie will be competing against the world’s best hairdressing students. 

Ellie said: “WorldSkills has been the most amazing journey that I am so thankful to have been a part of. I’m so excited to continue on to Shanghai now and compete internationally.” 

Rachel McLean, Curriculum Manager for Salon Professionals, said: “We’re so proud of Ellie and what she has achieved. She has worked extremely hard, demonstrating commitment and determination. I wish her all the best in Shanghai, and we will be cheering her on as she showcases her skills on the world stage.” 

Seafood 5 (Norwich)

UK Seafood Chef Of The Year Competitors Announced

Eighteen teams have been shortlisted in the national search to find the UK Seafood Chef of the Year 2022.

The competition, which is now in its 25th year, will see young chefs from across the country competing in regional heats, which will take place in Sunderland, Norwich and Llandrilo, with the first heat taking place at Sunderland College on the 6th May.

This year’s competition promises competitors the best line up of judges to date, with Rick Stein, Mitch Tonks, Mark Hix and Nathan Outlaw confirmed to judge the highly acclaimed competition.

Paul Robinson, Grimsby Institute Associate Principal, said: “It’s great to see the standard of menus submitted for the 25th year, the judges are excited to see these produced on the day of each heat. Some prizes which we have kept a secret until now will be announced at the heats. I’m really looking forward to seeing the teams at each heat, very exciting times!”

The successful nine teams from across the heats will then progress to the Grand Final at the Grimsby Institute on Friday 10th June where they will cook a three-course menu that will include an innovation test. The test will challenge the finalists with a surprise recipe which requires them to produce an intermediate course using a specified list of ingredients. This year the winning team will receive an amazing mystery prize, with the other prizes being announced over the next few weeks.


Colleges through to the heats are:


6th May 2022

Sunderland Heat:


Sunderland College

Newcastle College

Northumberland College

Middlesborough College

Grimsby Institute

Kendal College


13th May 2022

Norwich Heat:


Norwich College






20th May 2022

Coleg Lllandrillo Cymru Heat:






West College London


Feed The Community (Image)

Level 2 Beauty Learners Work Alongside Local Food Bank ‘Feed The Community’ As Part Of Their ‘Community Action Project’

Our Level 2 Beauty Learners have been working hard to gather donations for the amazing local food-bank, ‘Feed The Community.’ This work is in-conjunction with the ‘Community Action Project’ which helps to enrich our learner’s experience while studying at the Grimsby Institute and encourage them to contribute to the local community. 

There were smiles all-round today as our amazing beauty learners handed over the food they received as part of this initiative. A huge congratulations to everyone involved in organising and collecting for ‘Feed The Community’ – your hard work will definitely be appreciated. 

Mental Health Awareness Week

Grimsby Institute Hosts ‘Destress For Success’ Event To Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week

The wonderful staff here at Grimsby Institute have been working hard to organise and host a ‘Destress For Success’ event today to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week, to help our learners manage the stress of exams. It’s been wonderful watching our learners take part in a range of activities, and seeing the positive impact it’s had on their mental health. 

The MooShake stand offered free vitamin and protein packed smoothies to learners, and in total made over 350 drinks. Our Animal Care Staff brought rabbits and guinea pigs to meet our learners and help them de-stress, which proved to be extremely popular. A reaction board was also set up for learners to test their reflexes and have a bit of fun in between exam revision. There were a range of other activities too including yoga, hand massages, manicures, behaviour workshops, mindfulness colouring and music. 

Olivia McKinley, one of our Level 1 Childcare learners said: “I’ve really enjoyed the wellness event today and helped me feel less stressed. I really enjoyed meeting the animals and getting to hold one of the rabbits. The college should do more events like this in the future.”