Catering and hospitality

Are you the next Jamie Oliver? Do you love the idea of running your own country pub or working at The Ritz? Catering and hospitality is all about providing excellent service and a great experience.

What is a catering and hospitality apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship in catering and hospitality is a practical, work-based route into careers like cheffing, catering, events, and working in the hotel sector. You’ll gain the qualifications and skills to work in the field while earning a salary and not paying tuition fees.

You could be managing a big hotel, leading a team of event staff, or cooking for world-renowned critics.

Career opportunities from a catering and hospitality apprenticeship

An apprenticeship in the industry can lead to a range of careers, including a:

Getting a good basis of how hospitality works is also valuable if you’re interested in starting your own pub, hotel, or restaurant one day.

A day in the life of a Hospitality Apprenticeship

Charlene is a hospitality apprentice at Greene King.
£25,800
Approximate apprentice salary for a chef
Over 3 million
Number of people employed in hospitality sector in the UK

Charlene Troth, apprentice at Greene King

It’s a sociable industry to work in and suits bubbly personalities who love being around people. You’ll meet some great characters that have a real impact on your life.

Charlotte Hewson, apprenticeship manager at Greene King

This industry is all about aptitude, enthusiasm and being able to work with customers and in a team. We’re here to build our staff up so they can have a fulfilling career.
Pros
  • Every day will be varied.
  • You’ll get to meet lots of different people.
  • It’s a very sociable environment.
Considerations
  • You could be working shifts and unsociable hours.
  • It can be stressful when it’s busy.
  • You might have to deal with difficult customers.

Who would suit a catering and hospitality apprenticeship?

You might be interested in a catering and hospitality apprenticeship if you:

  • love the idea of providing an excellent experience for people
  • are passionate about food and drink
  • like being around people

You might be a good fit for a hospitality apprenticeship if you are:

  • great with people
  • sociable and outgoing
  • level-headed
  • good at multitasking
  • agile

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