Hospitality management development apprenticeship

Our hospitality management development apprenticeship (HMDA) is a three year fast-track for those with the drive and commitment to be a future manager in our businesses.

As a hospitality management development apprentice, you will be given experience in both the kitchen and with our bar and waiting teams, allowing you a better understanding of how they work together when you develop into a management role. Your daily tasks will include creating a warm and welcoming environment for all our guests, taking payments and presenting our food and drink perfectly, and in the kitchen you will learn how to create our signature dishes using the correct cooking techniques. As you develop, you will then take on additional responsibilities including recruiting new team members, managing inductions and becoming a specialist in cocktails, cask ales or wine.


In your first year, you will achieve a Level 2 Hospitality Team Member Licensed Retail Apprenticeship. You will then decide whether to continue your development towards a target role of Kitchen Manager or Assistant Manager.

As a hospitality management development apprentice, you will work both in the kitchen and with our bar and waiting teams. This understanding of how both teams work together will then help you when you develop into a management role.

Entry requirements for the hospitality management development apprenticeship

You must be between school leaving age and 24, or school leaving age and 19 if you are in Scotland. You also need the right to work in the UK, no criminal convictions and not be in full time education.

We like our apprentices to be hard working, with a positive attitude and a desire to learn. A passion for people is vital, but we don’t expect you to have any relevant experience - we are looking for your personality and potential instead!

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Doing the HMDA has helped me achieve what I wanted to already – in 2 years I progressed to Shift Supervisor! With the apprenticeship, you progress as quickly as you want so long as you put the work in. I've had great help from management both front and back of house during my time doing the course, and gained masses of experience. My goal is to become an Area Manager at Mitchells & Butlers in the future!


Warren McColgan, Miller and Carter Coventry

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