Apprenticeships in Hospitality and Catering


Calling all future chefs! If you love food and dream of a career preparing amazing dishes for your customers, then an apprenticeship in Hospitality and Catering could be the right choice for you.

If you enjoy working in a fast-moving, exciting environment, choose a Hospitality and Catering apprenticeship and be part of one of the largest sectors in the UK economy.

You will get plenty of practical experience and will also learn the theory behind the dishes you prepare. You could train in roles like school chef, kitchen assistant, commis chef, chef de partie and more.

ThinkstockPhotos-147010977Apprenticeships we offer

  • Professional cookery Level 3
  • Food and beverage service Level 2
  • Food and production cooking Level 2
  • Kitchen supervision Level 2
  • Leadership and supervision Level 3

How to apply

Apprenticeships can take place anywhere in the region. Applications will be processed by one of our Activate Learning colleges.

You’ll need to complete the online application form on their website. Simply choose the apprenticeship and click on the apply now button:

Once we’ve received your application, we will be in touch to arrange an interview. You can find out more about the application process in our apprenticeship guide.

Don’t forget…

You need a relevant job to be able to begin your apprenticeship training. If you haven’t found one yet, you can apply for one of our current vacancies.


Case study – Germain’s story

Germaine-Morris-AEIn the space of a few years, Germain Morris’ appetite for success has taken him in a journey from a kitchen porter to being named one of the best apprentices in Oxford. Having worked as a kitchen porter for a few years, he was determined to progress.

As he gained more confidence and skills, Germain took on a General Assistant role on a full-time basis. He was able to start an Intermediate Apprenticeship Programme in Professional Cookery with his employer, delivered through Activate Enterprise.

Germain enjoyed the opportunity of learning new skills so much that he progressed to the Advanced Apprenticeship, and at the same time was promoted to chef: ‘I work alongside three other chefs to provide dining for the students at the school, usually about 800 meals a day, and also for banqueting and other events. I really enjoy bringing innovation and initiative to our menus’

Germain has played a key role in his career development, actively looking to take all opportunities to extend his experience. He has received a number of awards and is happy with his progress: ‘I worked hard to gain promotions and to show my commitment to my employer and this paid off, as they promoted me and supported my training in my apprenticeship.’

Any questions?

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