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Apprenticeships are the smart way to gain qualifications and earn while you learn. You get work experience, a paid job and promotion possibilities from day one.

The new apprenticeship standards have been developed for all sectors of the hospitality industry.

The apprenticeship scheme is designed with the help of employers to help apprentices develop the appropriate skills and secure on-going employment. All learning and assessment is conducted ‘on the job’ so you can remain focused without the interruption of off-site study.

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Entry Requirements

To start an apprenticeship, you have to be aged 16 years or over, work full or part-time in the hospitality and catering sector with a contract of employment from your employer.

You also need to be a resident in England and not taking part in any other full-time education.

If you have already achieved a degree or equivalent qualification in this country or abroad, you may not be eligible for an apprenticeship unless the skills acquired for the apprenticeship are different from your degree.

Your employer will specify what their entry requirements are for each specific job role and what qualifications, if any, or experience is required.

Apprenticeships include:


  • Hospitality Team Member Apprenticeship

  • Hospitality Supervisor Apprenticeship

  • Hospitality Manager Apprenticeship

Professional Chef

  • Commis Chef Apprenticeship

  • Chef de Partie Apprenticeship

  • Production Chef Apprenticeship

  • Senior Chef Apprenticeship in Production Cooking


Leadership & Management

  • Team Leader Apprenticeship

  • Operations/Departmental Manager Apprenticeship

Customer Service & Business Administration

  • Customer Service Practitioner Apprenticeship

  • Business Administrator Apprenticeship

A collaboration between Hospitality Jobs UK and Universities dedicated to educating and connecting hospitality students with employers as they start their career in hospitality.

HUU wants to support students across the UK with their hospitality career journey. Raising the profile of hospitality as a great place to work, with long term career opportunities and showcasing career pathways.

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