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Hospitality & Catering Apprenticeships

Hospitality & Catering Apprenticeships cover a range of occupations within hospitality and catering, one of the largest industries in the country. Hospitality and catering covers work in restaurants, hotels, cafés, pubs, and contract caterers – it also supplies other industries with food and drink. Schools, colleges, hospitals and large businesses nearly always have canteens and catering staff, too.

Apprentices will have the choice of one of six career paths within the industry. If you’re interested in service, you could train as waiting staff and learn how to serve customers, or train in drinks service – one of the fastest growing sub-sectors.

Apprentices interested in cookery could either train as a chef in a restaurant, or learn how to cook on a large scale for institutions like the NHS or armed forces.

Apprentices more interested in the hospitality side of the sector could work in a hotel reception area; learn to run a B&B or youth hostel; or keep a hotel crisp and clean.

Successful completion of the Advanced Apprenticeship could lead to management or supervisory roles.

Job Roles

Level 2 (Apprenticeship)

  • Waiter or Silver Service Waiter
  • Bar-person, Cellar-person, and possibly Bar supervisor
  • Receptionist
  • School Cook, Cook, Team member or Chef
  • Craft Chef, Kitchen assistant or Team member
  • Housekeeper
  • Youth Hostel Worker/Supervisor
  • Team Member/Supervisor within a Holiday Park or Small Hotel

Level 3 (Advanced Apprenticeship)

  • Sous Chef and Head Chef
  • Head Housekeeper, Head of Reception,
  • Unit Manager in a Hotel Chain,
  • Unit Manager in a Contract Catering Company,
  • Unit or Regional Supervisor/Manager in a restaurant/pub chain with multiple outlets

Apprenticeship Locations

  • Kent & Medway
  • London
  • Berkshire
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Hertfordshire
  • Bedfordshire
  • Essex
  • East & West Sussex
  • Northamptonshire
  • Oxfordshire
  • Cambridge
  • Surrey

Source: National Apprenticeship Service