Welcome To Mitchells & Butlers APPRENTICESHIPS

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As one of the largest operators of pubs, restaurants and bars in the UK, Mitchells & Butlers has apprenticeship schemes as tempting as the food we serve! With apprenticeships offered nationwide in all our 1,700 pubs and restaurants, it’s as simple as finding what’s right for you. Whether it’s chatting with our guests through a Bar and Waiting Apprenticeship, or cooking up a storm with our Culinary Apprenticeship, our variety of brands and programmes have got you covered.

Bar and Waiting Apprenticeship

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Bar & Waiting Apprenticeships

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Chef Apprenticeship

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Chef Apprenticeships

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Culinary Apprenticeship

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Culinary Apprenticeships

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Hospitality and Management Apprenticeship

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Hospitality Management Development Apprenticeships

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"I’ve always been passionate about cooking. After realising university wasn’t for me, I joined M&B as an apprentice. I loved the idea of earning while I learn, and the HMDA seemed like a great career move.

My ambition is to be a kitchen manager in a really busy restaurant, or maybe a kitchen-skills trainer – with M&B there are so many opportunities."


Million meals

We serve around 140 million meals each year.


Million drinks

We serve around 430 milion drinks a year.


Litres of custard

We make around 900,000 litres of custard, which is 12,000 full bath tubs a year!



Each week we buy 34,000 whole fresh British chickens for Harvester.

See our Apprentices in Action

Meet Mitchell and see a day in the life of a chef apprentice.


We know things are confusing when choosing an apprenticeship, that’s why we’ve pulled together this handy list of Frequently Asked Questions. You can even show it to your parents – they love questions after all!

Apprenticeships at Mitchells & Butlers

An apprenticeship is the chance to work within one of our 1700 business, whilst gaining nationally recognised certification at the same time. In hospitality, the best way to learn new skills is to gain practical experience. The apprenticeship means that when you learn a new skill at work, this contributes towards your learning.

A hospitality apprenticeship allows you to grow your confidence whilst gaining valuable life skills to help you develop your future. Not only that, our apprentices tell us that one of the best things about their job is the fun atmosphere and buzz of working as part of a fast paced team. You’ll always have the opportunity to make someone’s day – but no two days or customers will ever be the same!

A Mitchells & Butlers apprenticeship is the opportunity to work for one of the largest operators of restaurants, pubs and bars in the UK. With over 1700 locations across the UK across 16 brands, there’s plenty of variety at all four corners of the country. Join us and you can learn to cook meals for all the family at Harvester, perfect your steak skills at Miller & Carter or deliver cocktail masterclasses at All Bar One.

Not only that, here at Mitchells & Butlers an apprenticeship is just the beginning. Hospitality is one of the few industries where you can very quickly progress from your apprenticeship into an position of management. Completing an apprenticeship will give you access to the further training needed to achieve this, and other apprenticeships funded by us. And at the end of the day – it’s all good fun!

The Details

There are some ‘must haves’ when applying for an apprenticeship at Mitchells & Butlers. You must be between school-leaving age and 24, with the right to work in the UK, no criminal convictions and not be in full time education or hold any qualification above a Level 3. For our Hospitality Management Development Apprenticeship, you must be 18-24 and have at least a D or above in GCSE Maths or English.

There’s also a lot that can help your application. We look for certain traits in all our employees – we want you to be hard working, with a positive outlook and the desire to learn. Our employees have to be self-motivated to work under pressure and time constraints, and of course a passion for hospitality helps! But remember, we don’t expect you to have any relevant experience. We are looking for your personality, passion and willingness to get stuck straight in!

Given the size of our company, opportunities are constantly changing with new jobs being added every week. This is except for the culinary apprenticeship – you can apply for this apprenticeship throughout the year, with cohorts intaking in September, October and November.

To find apprenticeships near you click apply, then use the ‘search by postcode’ option.

The main benefit of coming to work with us here at Mitchells & Butlers is the fun and social environment you will instantly become a part of.

But that’s not all, we can also offer you:

  • A minimum of 30 hours paid work in business each week
  • Pay rates equal to the National Minimum Wage
  • Flexible shift options
  • 28 days paid holiday
  • A pension and Sharesave scheme
  • 33% employee discount in any of our restaurants or bars for you and your friends
  • High Street shopping discount that gives you money off over 3000 retailers
  • As an apprentice, you can apply for an apprentice NUS card

Let’s not forget the support you will receive from your team and trainers, and the certificated apprenticeship standard you will receive at the end of your course!

Typically, our apprenticeships will last 12 - 15 months. Our Hospitality Management Development Apprenticeship is a three-year programme, which aims to fast-track your development towards a target role of Assistant Manager or Kitchen Manager.

You are guaranteed at least 30 hours paid work in your business every week. Remember, in hospitality our businesses are open in line with customer demands - this means you will be working some weekends and bank holidays, although we do offer flexible shift options.

At the end of your apprenticeship, you will receive a certified apprenticeship standard. You will also take away transferable skills that will help you progress your career such as team-work, responsibility and initiative. Whilst we can’t guarantee you a job, we will consider your performance during the apprenticeship when it comes to an end. So far though, 100% of apprentices who have completed training have secured employment with Mitchells & Butlers!

The Application Process

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