Careers in the catering and hospitality industry are exciting and varied. You may be working in settings such as restaurants, cafés, hotels, conference centres, bars, or with catering companies providing food and drink services for events and parties. If you’re creative, passionate and dedicated, this industry could be for you!

The types of tasks you will be undertaking depends on the job role you choose and the sector you work in.

If you have a passion for cooking, and the dedication to become a top chef, then the kitchen environment is for you! Depending on the nature of the business you are working in, you could be creating dishes ranging from light bites to luxury feasts.

However, if you would like to explore your enthusiastic character and work in the service side of the industry, you may choose to go down the hospitality route. This sector offers a wide range of opportunities within specialist job roles including Mixologist, Waiter/Waitress, Barista, Receptionist, Concierge and Events/Conference Operations Assistant to name a few.

Whichever route you choose to embark on, there are a variety of roles available to help you start your career and progress to supervisory and management positions.

What training will I receive?

You’ll receive real-life training from experienced staff within your workplace, and be visited regularly by a specialist NLTG Tutor. Your Tutor will support and guide you throughout your Apprenticeship, making sure you develop the skills needed for your job role. As part of your Apprenticeship, you will need to complete a maths and/or English qualification if you do not already have these qualifications; the level at which you will study will depend upon your Apprenticeship. You may also need to study an ICT qualification. Your NLTG Tutor will provide you with support and guidance.

Additional Benefits

• All vacancies are jobs from day one.
• Your training will lead to a nationally recognised qualification.
• You will receive an attractive wage/salary during training.
• We have a dedicated team to support you with your English and maths skills.
• We operate an equality and diversity policy.
• All employers are appraised for health and safety.
• We will visit you regularly during your training.
• Your training will be full and varied.

Case Study

Olivia Boardman at The Old Boathouse

As a Hospitality Supervisor at The Old Boathouse, my job role involves supervising the staff as well as the general day to day running of the pub. I decided to do an Apprenticeship because I think it is an excellent way of expanding my skills and knowledge within the industry which overall would help me progress my career. This Apprenticeship is really benefiting me as it has helped me progressed through the business. It has taught me different skills and knowledge about my previous role and my new role as a supervisor which helps me motivate the other staff at work.