8 Mitchells & Butlers graduates

A job in hospitality isn't just for Christmas...

A job in hospitality isn't just for Christmas...

Lucy  Chapman our consultant managing the role
Date posted: 06/01/2020

Being a part of the Mitchells & Butlers family means you have the opportunity to make your mark. If you’ve got a can-do attitude and positive work ethic the possibilities for what you can achieve are endless. We caught up with Rebecca Clarke and Lauren Collier, who both joined us more than five years ago, to find out about their Mitchells & Butlers journey.


First up is reward and policy manager Lauren Collier, who joined Mitchells & Butlers through the HR graduate scheme, who’s finding out the sky’s the limit!


Hi Lauren, tell us a little bit about your journey with Mitchells & Butlers.

“Five years ago, I decided to join Mitchells & Butlers through the HR graduate scheme. It let me combine the buzz of hospitality with my passion for people. Since joining, I have been involved in the integration of HR operation systems and have gained experience in a number of training roles with a variety of nationally recognised brands. This gave me a fantastic range of experience, and meant I was able to progress to where I am today, a reward and policy manager.”

How have Mitchells & Butlers helped your career progression?

“The HR graduate scheme gave me access to best of breed training, the opportunity to network across the company and Mitchells & Butlers funded me to complete my Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) qualification. This gave me all the tools to take charge of my own career.”

What’s the best bit about working with Mitchells & Butlers?

“The people. I get to work with amazing teams at the Retail Support Centre and work closely with the retail teams. It’s been really rewarding.”

What are your future career goals?

“The sky’s the limit! I’m not sure exactly on where my career path will take me but I know I have so many opportunities at Mitchells & Butlers so I’m really excited for things to come.”


Next up it’s Rebecca Clarke, who joined us in 2013 as a team member at the Plough & Harrow and is now pricing and promotions manager at our Retail Support Centre.

Hi Rebecca, tell us a little bit about your journey with Mitchells & Butlers.

“I first joined Mitchells & Butlers as a team member at the Plough & Harrow in Aldridge and progressed to team leader. During a training course at the Retail Support Centre, I discovered the Mitchells & Butlers finance graduate scheme. I was studying Maths and loved working in the pub so I thought this scheme was the perfect combination of the two! Starting as an analyst fours years ago, I’m now a pricing and promotions manager.”

How have Mitchells & Butlers helped your career progression?

“Mitchells & Butlers is a really flexible place to work. The rotations gave us the opportunity to test out various job roles in a short space of time, so that we could gain as much experience as possible before applying for full-time positions in a job that we knew we would enjoy. Achieving my Chartered Institute of Management Accountants qualification funded by Mitchells & Butlers was also a great opportunity to progress.”

What’s the best bit about working with Mitchells & Butlers?

“It’s great to be able to work on something everyone enjoys – eating and drinking!”

What are your future career goals?

“I am looking forward to progressing my career in finance at Mitchells & Butlers through to a head of finance role, and even possibly gain experience outside of the finance department in the future.”

Are you looking for a new career?

If you liked hearing about Lauren and Rebecca's experience of a corporate graduate scheme at M&B, why not explore our current graduate roles. And if you want to get a taste of our retail graduate schemes, you can follow our retail graduates' career journeys with us

If you're unsure about the application process, don't worry. Our top tips when applying to a graduate scheme covers everything you need to know without overlaoding you with information.

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