Fuller’s are planning to offer an exciting new Chef Apprenticeship programme, which is due to launch in the Autumn.
The programme will provide a mix of both on the job and off the job training. Apprentices will be able to work in well equipped food kitchens and attend masterclasses and suppliers visits.
For the last few years Fuller’s have been successfully running ‘Chef Scholarships’ that develop their internal talent and felt that they wanted to offer the same level of training and support to those who might be interested in a rewarding career with the pub company.
David Hoyle, Personnel Director at Fuller’s, said: “We currently put around 60 people a year through our internal chef scholarships programme and we are planning to offer around 20 places on a new Fuller’s Chef Apprenticeship programme. This will be aimed at new recruits and we are just in the process of tendering for a trainer partner to help us deliver this.
“Delicious, home-cooked food is a crucial element in Fuller’s success and we have a dedicated team of executive chefs who support the kitchen teams in our pubs. We love to develop our own people and see them progress up the chef career ladder and the introduction of this Chef Apprentice programme is the latest stage in that process. Over time, we anticipate this trend will continue and I expect to be at least doubling the number of apprentices we take on in the future.”