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Catering and hospitality

The catering and hospitality sector serves up a host of different apprenticeships in restaurants, cafés, pubs, bars, nightclubs and hotels.

The sector also includes customer service roles, as well as working in the supply network that provides food and drink to other industries.

Schools, colleges, hospitals and large businesses often have canteens and catering staff too. You could train as a chef in a restaurant, or learn how to cook on a large scale for institutions such as the NHS. You could also be 'front of house' welcoming guests or helping management ensure effective day-to-day operations.

Apprenticeships include:

  • Chef De Partie
  • Advanced butcher
  • Hospitality supervisor
  • Event assistant

Real stories Fullers

"I'm now progressing quickly and hoping to become a head chef within 3 years!"
Claudine McCarthy, 42 Chef de Partie Apprentice, Fullers

I had always dreamed of being a chef – but I put it on hold while I raised my children. When I started working as a Chef de Partie at a Fullers pub, my manager told me about the apprenticeship. Looking at the range of different apprenticeships on offer, I was amazed at what's available.

Earn while you learn

When I joined Fullers, the opportunities were endless. The thing I enjoy most about the apprenticeship has got to be learning new things every day. I'm now progressing quickly – and hoping to become a head chef within 3 years!

It is never too late to start a new career

As a 40-something-year-old and a mum of 2, everyone thought I was crazy to try and start a new career! Now I know that my family and friends are all very proud of me.


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