Pub and restaurant operator Mitchells & Butlers has announced that it plans to offer over 2,000 young people a place on its apprenticeship programme over the next 12 months.
With 1,700 locations nationwide, the company behind brands such as Harvester, Toby Carvery, Sizzling Pubs, All Bar One, Browns and Miller & Carter, is committed to inspiring young people through its apprenticeship programme which combines practical on the job training with study and mentoring.
The nationwide apprenticeship scheme offers three routes: One-year chef and bar & waiting staff apprenticeships available for 16- to 24-year-olds and the hospitality management development apprenticeship which is a three-year programme that includes kitchen and front-of-house work experience with a target of progressing into a supervisory role, such as an assistant manager or kitchen manager.
This framework gives young people the platform to learn valuable skills from M&B’s experienced teams, build confidence and gain a professional qualification and have a real opportunity to progress. The company is offering apprentices a credible career pathway and helps the business to harness a pipeline of talent for the future.
Vacancies for chef and bar & waiting apprenticeships will be continuously available from 1st April 2016. There are around 100 hospitality management development apprenticeships available.
Susan Martindale, group HR director for Mitchells & Butlers, commented: “We don’t just want to develop a successful apprenticeship scheme; we want M&B to offer the best scheme in the hospitality industry. Our schemes provide new job opportunities for school leavers and combine their employment with layers of exceptional tutorage, mentoring and assessment.
“They work across our portfolio of brands, learn from our experienced teams, gain a professional qualification and have a real opportunity to progress up the ladder. They are the future talent for M&B and we look forward to the apprentices progressing their career journey with us.”