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Becoming an Assistant Manager with Mitchells & Butlers

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2/16/2020

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Joining Mitchells & Butlers is more than just a job. You’re joining a family, in a fun, friendly workplace where you also get the opportunity find your career path in hospitality. That’s true for Ashley Dunnett who joined Mitchells & Butlers in 2016 as a Kitchen Manager and is now following his dream career path to become a General Manager. We caught up with Ashley to find out more about his aspirations, his career journey so far and his advice to those looking to follow his steps. What made you join Mitchells & Butlers? At my previous workplace, I felt like I had hit a wall in my career. I was looking for my next step and a bit of inspiration when I saw Nicholson’s were recruiting. I was really looking forward to joining a successful brand and setting myself more challenging goals.   Tell us a little bit about your career journey with Mitchells & Butlers so far. I joined as a Kitchen Manager in Covent Garden. I really enjoyed working in the kitchen, but after 13 months I was looking for a fresh challenge. I moved to an Assistant Manager role at the Greyhounds in London Soho, aspiring to become a General Manager with my own pub in the future.   What has been your drive to switch roles? I decided to move from the kitchen to the waiting team, because I’m a people person and I love entertaining guests. I really enjoyed creating dishes, and progressed to Kitchen Manager, which has been great, but my long-term ambition has been to be a General Manager.   How has Mitchells & Butlers supported your development? Mitchells & Butlers has a great management development programme in place that has helped me gain the knowledge and skills to drive my progression. I have also had the opportunity to take the Level 4 Food & Beverage Hospitality Apprenticeship. Alongside this, the network of regional trainers and Regional Business Managers have been great at giving me the support to progress to Assistant Manager.     What’s your advice to those looking to progress in the hospitality sector? My advice is to aim high and take the opportunity to learn through apprenticeships. They’re a great opportunity to learn new tricks of the trade.   Interested in a role in pub management? Find out more about our opportunities for you to build a business to be proud of on our management jobs page. 

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Celebrating success with our apprentices

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2/6/2020

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  We all know as an apprentice with Mitchells & Butlers you receive 33% discount across every Mitchells & Butlers pub and restaurant. But did you also know that every year our teams across the UK take time out to #ApplaudAnApprentice who they think deserves to be put in the spotlight? This can be recognising everything from their attitude to their ideas and hard work. So, this #NationalApprenticeshipWeek we’re showcasing eight different apprentices who are being recognised by our teams.     1.    For always looking to learn, Stuart McPhillips, Toby CarveryStuart’s described as an absolute gem. His team says he is always there when he’s needed, takes feedback on board and turns everything into a positive. He helps anyone who enters the restaurant, whether it’s a guest or team member, you can always rely on Stuart’s smile greeting you. He's taken on the role as team trainer with gusto, a definite star of the future.   ️   2.    For rolling the sleeves up to get involved, Luke, Vintage Inns Luke joined The Lamb Inn on the kitchen apprenticeship scheme. Luke has gone from strength to strength in the past month, showing a tenacious attitude and getting stuck to every challenge! Luke’s team wants to recognise all of his hard work and they can't wait to see how far he goes!   ️1️1 3.    For having a drive to succeed, Lucy Anne Brennan, Toby CarveryLucy’s team decided to applaud Lucy after joining Toby Carvery Snaresbrook around two years ago as a team member and developing leaps and bounds, with fantastic personal drive and ambition.      4.    For always being there to lend a helping hand, Gareth Connell, All Bar OneAll Bar One Newcastle’s Kitchen Apprentice Gareth Connell is being applauded for always being eager and willing to learn. Gareth’s co-workers say he is a valuable member of their kitchen team, always helps when he’s needed and plays a vital role together with the rest of the kitchen team.   11 5.    For having a “can do” attitude, McKenzie Smith, Vintage InnsMcKenzie Smith gets great comments and feedback from her Lifetime Training coach. She has mastered starters and desserts and is now moving onto creating main dishes. She has a “can do” attitude and gets great feedback from her co-workers!    1 6 & 7. For seizing the moment for progression, Chelsie & Rebekka, HarvesterChelise and Rebekka work together in a Harvester restaurant and have been applauded for their pride and engagement in the restaurant! They are both progressing brilliantly as Chelsie has recently become an Assistant Manager, with Rebekka on her way to becoming a Shift Supervisor.        8.    For serving with pride, Zak Torak, Nicholson’sThe team at Nicholson’s Henry Addington say they feel privileged to have Zak as part of our kitchen team. He is professional, adaptable and always approaches his work with a smile. Zak has an extremely bright future, watch out for the name! So that’s eight rounds of applause for our eight apprentice stories, but there’s so many more happening across our pubs and restaurants. If you feel inspired by one of these eight stories to discover how an apprenticeship could be the kickstart to your career journey, check out our apprenticeship page.

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How the retail graduate scheme helped Chris Scott become an Assistant Manager

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1/21/2020

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  Our retail graduate scheme offers graduates the opportunity to learn how to become a pub and restaurant leader, by being placed as an Assistant Manager whilst learning how to take reins as a General Manager. Chris Scott, who has just graduated from the scheme, tells us about what it’s like to be an Assistant Manager, his career journey and his aspirations to become a General Manager.      1 2 When did you join Mitchells & Butlers? I joined in 2011 whilst studying at University and I worked as a front of house server. Tell us a little bit about your career journey with Mitchells & Butlers.I started out as a server with Toby Carvery whilst at University. Over time I also moved into the kitchen working as a Kitchen Assistant in quieter periods. When I finished my degree at University, I realised I wanted to stay in hospitality and began looking at the Mitchells & Butlers retail graduate scheme. My General Manager at the time, Scott Neilson, was really supportive and we discussed the opportunities available for me to develop to become a Team Leader whilst I applied for the retail Graduate Scheme. After my General Manager moved on to corporate role, I was presented with the opportunity to take charge of Toby Carvery Hurlet as holding General Manager for 7 months. This was my first experience of managing a restaurant and presented many challenges.I then moved to Vintage Inns at The Balloch House Hotel. This has given even more valuable experience including our hotel brand, Innkeepers Lodge. I have now completely graduated from the Mitchells & butlers retail graduate scheme and looking forward to my first appointment as a fully-fledged General Manager. Tell us a little bit about what it’s like to be an Assistant Manager.I am still learning every day. I continually build my knowledge and look at ways to make the business better with the support of my General Manager. As an Assistant Manager, I enjoy working with the General Manager and Kitchen Manager to not only improve the business but to also increase my knowledge and support network as a manager. In my day to day, I am lucky enough to come to work every day to meet new people from all over the world. One day I could be pouring a pint for a local guest, the next day I could be talking through whiskeys with someone from Asia. I feel privileged to be able to do this while working in a fantastic location on the banks of Loch Lomond in Scotland. How does it feel making the jump to Assistant Manager?Going from Team Member to Assistant Manager was challenging. However, with the right support from my General Manager and with a great team around you it is an opportunity to really push on with your career.What is your favourite part of your current role?I am lucky enough to work at a beautiful pub and location. I take great pride in being able to work here and deliver great quality service to our guests. I also enjoy coaching new starters to see them flourish and become well-established, capable Team Members.What inspires you to become a General Manager?Becoming a General Manager is the next step in my learning journey, and I feel I am ready to take on this challenge. I want to be able to progress and pass on what I’ve learned to my own team so that they and the business can succeed with pride. Becoming a successful General Manager is the next stage to a successful career with MAB.What advice would you have to someone looking to become an AM?Go for it. The training is in place at Mitchells & Butlers to push forward with your career. By following the learning journey and trying out different brands you can experience a wide range of pubs and restaurants. There is so much room for progression and if you put in the effort you will see the reward.Are you interested in a career as an Assistant Manager or are you looking to secure a graduate scheme? Explore our opportunities 

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10 Reasons to Love Being an Assistant Manager

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1/10/2020

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  We could tell you tons of reasons why being an Assistant Manager at Mitchell’s & Butlers is a great job- but you know we’d be a bit biased! So, we caught up with some of our Assistant Managers from across M&B to find out the top 10 reasons they love being an Assistant Manager within the Hospitality industry (well actually 11- we got a bit carried away). You don’t have to take our word for it, see what they had to say:          1.     Variety Never feeling bored or ground down by routine – every day is different! 2.     The opportunity to make a real difference! Having ownership of key business measures and seeing the difference that we make.   3.     Atmosphere Working with the most amazing teams and having a supportive “work family”.   4.     Job Satisfaction Being able to make a difference to people, both the team and guests.   5.     Progression Having the opportunity every day to develop our skills and knowledge so we can look back over the last 6/12 months and see real progress.   6.     The Hospitality ‘buzz’ Feeling the buzz of a busy shift and getting great feedback from guests.   7.     Having Fun! Party nights, special events, Halloween, Christmas, Easter, having a giggle on shift all give us a happy glow!   8.     Growing Together Seeing others develop and knowing that we have helped support that.   9.     Work or Workout? Always active. We ALWAYS win step challenges – friends and family never come close!   10.  Insider Knowledge Being seen as the “restaurant guru” when friends and family are deciding on places to go.   11.  Not your typical 9-5 Never having to do your shopping during the weekend frenzy – often days during the week are our “weekends”.   Sound like something you might be interested in? Head over to Assistant Manager page to find out more.

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