Hospitality Apprenticeships

About Hospitality

Hospitality and catering offers many career opportunities – in hotels, restaurants or bars, cafes, conference centres and banqueting venues or contract catering. The role is very varied and although hospitality team members tend to specialise in an area they have to be adaptable and ready to support team members across the business.

There are a range of career paths available, and for those with experience who are willing to move around, promotion opportunities are good. You can advance onto management courses once you know what area you want to specialise in.

  • Food and beverage services
  • Serving alcoholic beverages
  • Barista
  • Food preparation
  • Housekeeping
  • Concierge and guest services
  • Reception
  • Reservations and conference and banqueting

There is such enormous scope within the hospitality industry that there’s never any need for you to get stuck in one niche. You can work your way up to the top and move into supervisory and management roles once you gain the experience form the specialised routes.

During the apprenticeship you can choose specialised routes such as:

Hospitality Team Member:

  • Business
  • Customer Service
  • People
  • First line Supervision.

Commis Chef:

  • Preparing and cooking meat, fish and poultry for different dishes
  • Preparing cakes, pastry and desserts
  • Preparing and cooking pasta
  • Cooking soups and sauces
  • Food safety and hygiene

How do you get into the industry?

You do not always need academic qualifications to start training in Hospitality and Catering. However some employers may prefer you to have a good standard of general education such as GCSE, including English and Maths. You will find maths and English are important within the roles.

You need to be motivated and work on your own initiative, be reliable, flexible and a team player and communicate with customers and the team.

Further Progression

After completing your apprenticeship in Hospitality, you will be able to progress onto further qualifications or promote to higher positions including supervisor and managerial.

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Entry Requirements

To start a Pre Apprenticeship at Level 1, you will not need to have any formal qualifications or  working within the industry full time. This is an entry level and therefore it will prepare you for a full Apprenticeship.

In order to start a Hospitality Apprenticeship at either Level 2 or 3, you need to have a job or a placement in the industry as it is a work-based qualification.

Employers may look for specific qualifications; these are stated on each Apprenticeship Vacancy.


This will be dependent on the size of the employer and if the employer is an apprenticeship levy payer. This can be discussed with Total People Ltd.  

Pathway to Apprenticeships – Level 1


Total people will support you to experience a working environment with a local company and you will attend sessions to support the theory needed to learn about the industry.

What qualifications will I gain?

  • Certificate in Food and Beverage
  • Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking 
  • Certificate in Hospitality Services

Entry Requirements :

No formal qualifications required

Length of the course:

9 - 12 months

Intermediate Apprenticeship - Level 2

What qualifications will I gain?

  • Commis Chef Apprenticeship Standard Level 2
  • Hospitality Team Member Apprenticeship Standard level 2

Become a Specialist In One Key Area:

  • Food and Beverage
  • Alcoholic Beverage Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Food Production
  • Barista
  • Reception
  • Reservations
  • Conference and Events Operations
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and English and working towards Level 2

Entry Requirements: 

GCSE in Maths and English

Length of the course:

12 - 18 months

Advanced Apprenticeship - Level 3

What qualifications will I gain?

  • Senior Chef Apprenticeship Standards in Production Cooking Level 3
  • Chef de Partie Apprenticeship Standards Level 3
  • Hospitality Supervisor Apprenticeship Standards Level 3

Become a specialist in one key area:

  • Food and Beverage Supervisor
  • Bar Supervisor
  • Housekeeping Supervisor
  • Concierge Supervisor
  • Front Office Supervisor
  • Events Supervisor
  • Outlet Supervisor 

Entry Requirements:

Level 2 Hospitality related qualification or experience in the Industry

Length of the course:

12 - 18 months Approximately


Apprentice Production Chef

Ancoats Kitchen & Deli Ltd in Manchester
£11,440 per year
12 months duration