Hospitality - Front of House 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 realiable, 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.

  • Certificate in Food & Beverage
  • Certificate  in Food Preparation & cooking
  • Certificate in Hospitality Services
  • Length of course - 9- 12 Months Approximately
  • Intermediate Apprenticeship – Level 2
  • Hospitality team member
  • Commis Chef

Length of course:

12 - 18 months

Advanced Apprenticeship – Level 3

  • Hospitality Supervisor
  • Chef de partie
  • Senior chef production cooking

Length of course:

12 to 18 months.

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There are currently no vacancies in this sector.