If you’re a certified foodie with a passion for cooking, our chef apprenticeship will give you the skills to kick start your career. We'll help you become confident in the kitchen, and develop you into a vital member of any kitchen team. If you have little or no experience but are passionate about cooking, our chef apprenticeship will give you the confidence to work in a busy kitchen.

As a Chef apprentice, you’ll receive on-the-job training in one of our busy kitchens. From making sure every dish leaves the kitchen looking perfect, to creating our guest's favourite meals and keeping the workspace clean and tidy, you’ll cover it all. With the support from our passionate kitchen teams and your Regional Trainer, you'll work towards a Level 2 Hospitality Food Production Apprenticeship.

Bar & Waiting Apprenticeships

The face of our business, bar and waiting apprentices are the personality that keeps our guests’ coming back for more. We want our guests to love visiting our pubs, bars and restaurants, so we need bar and waiting apprentices who can create special moments every day.

As a bar and waiting apprentice, you'll know our food and drinks menu inside out. So from the minute, our guests walk through the door, they’ll never want to leave.   You'll be taking orders and payments, whilst keeping a safe and hygienic working environment, working in one of our businesses no two days are ever the same. With the support from our passionate teams and your Regional Trainer, you'll work towards a Level 2 Hospitality Team Member, Food and Beverage Apprenticeship.


Our Hospitality Management Development Apprenticeship (HMDA) is a fast-track for managers of the future. By gaining experience in the kitchen creating our popular dishes, before heading out front with the bar and waiting team to create memorable moments for our guests, you will truly understand what makes our businesses tick. As you develop, you'll then take on additional responsibilities including recruiting new team members, managing inductions and becoming a specialist in cocktails, cask ales, or wine.

Your first year will see you achieve a Level 2 Hospitality Services Licensed Retail Apprenticeship. You'll then decide whether to continue your development towards the role of Kitchen Manager or Assistant Manager.

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What is it really like?

Whether its serving the locals, creating an extra-special birthday celebration meal or just supporting your team through a busy shift, one things is for certain: no two days at Mitchells & Butlers are ever the same!

If the thought of being stuck behind a desk fills you with fear, our apprenticeships would be great for you. It allows you to get hands on, meeting new people every day, learning while you earn and gaining qualifications too. Our best apprentices are up for a challenge, ready for anything and great team players - If this is you, we want to hear from you!

Who can apply?

Our apprenticeships are open to everyone over the age of 16 and of school leaving age – you can begin an apprenticeship after the final Friday in June when you finish year 11. There is no upper age limit on our apprenticeship, so they are also great for people looking to start change career, or looking for their first role in hospitality.

There are also no entry requirements to our apprenticeship programmes – we are looking for personality and passion! If you do not have GCSE Maths and English, we can help you work towards Functional Skills. .

What career opportunities are there in the hospitality industry?

The hospitality industry employs 2.9m people - 9% of the UK workforce – and is the UK's fourth-largest industry. It is also one of few industries where you can develop your career and step into management fast. Apprentices with Mitchells & Butlers have already moved into Assistant Manager roles just 2.5 years after beginning their apprenticeship!

Why should I choose a apprenticeship with Mitchells and bulters?

All our apprentices that have completed their apprenticeship have been offered a full-time role within our business. They can also continue onto further apprenticeships. We offer Level 2 apprenticeships right the way up to Level 5, so once you start your journey with us, you can continue right the way to a higher apprenticeship, equivalent to a foundation degree.

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