If you fancy a bar and waiting apprenticeship you'll want to hear Ben's story

If you fancy a bar and waiting apprenticeship you'll want to hear Ben's story

Hazel Laughey our consultant managing the role
Date posted: 18/08/2020

Ben Bishop joined the Vintage Inns team as a bar and waiting apprentice, gaining himself a Hospitality Team Member Level 2. Working at the Bumble Bee in Gloucester, Ben was able to earn whilst working towards a qualification. If you're interested in finding out more about a bar and waiting apprenticeship read about Ben's experience below:

What do you like best about working for M&B?

I like M&B and all the brands within it. There is a clear career progression.


What attracted you to a M&B apprenticeship?

It was a chance to get a qualification while doing the job I was planning to do anyway.


What has been your highlight of the apprenticeship experience?

I learnt a lot more about the industry as a whole. My trainer was always there to support me personally and help me out with balancing my job responsibilities with coursework.


What is your favourite part of your job role?

I like how social the work can be.


Has the apprenticeship made you view your job role differently?

Yes. The coaching from my trainer made me see this as a career rather than a job.  


Were there any challenges in your role, if you how did you overcome them?

I found the IT side of the course a challenge but this is where my manager and trainer have been the hugest help!


Would you recommend an apprenticeship to your team or friends?

Definitely. It looks great on your CV. It can open your eyes. And you get a qualification while earning.


What would you tell someone who is considering starting a M&B apprenticeship?

Just listen up and be prepared to take all the information on board. The trainers know a lot so the best thing you can do is respect that and learn as much as you can from them.


What is your next career goal?

I want to become a General Manager at some point in the future. 


Find out more about an apprenticeship with Mitchells & Butlers

So, have we got you interested in an apprenticeship? Then what are you waiting for? Check out our current bar and waiting apprenticeships and get your application started.

If you fancy learning what it takes to be a manager or want to sharpen your kitchen skills you can find out more about our management apprenticeships and chef appenticeships.


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