Apprentice to manager: retaining and nurturing talent
Lifetime’s hospitality apprenticeships provide progressive career pathways at M&B. There are nine apprenticeship programmes available from Level 2 to 5, developing both Back of House and Front of House teams.
Whether it’s customer-facing staff working their way up to operations or management, entry-level kitchen team members developing into senior chef roles, M&B’s provision creates real routes for successful careers in hospitality – and shows its people exactly how to get there.
It’s also how M&B employee Joe Buck has become one of the top Kitchen Team Leaders at Toby Carvery. Joe started his journey at M&B when he was first recruited as a Lifetime apprentice and has been upskilling in different aspects of the business ever since.
He completed Hospitality Service and Team Leader Level 2 apprenticeships, levelling up his skillsets even further when he was promoted into a management role after achieving Level 3 Hospitality Supervisor.
Joe's been recognised for his accomplishments too. He was awarded ‘Rising Star’ at the National Apprenticeship Awards, proving that apprenticeships not only inspire, challenge and upskill, but also open exciting career opportunities in hospitality.
Raising the profile of careers in hospitality
M&B has significantly grown its social media presence, re-developing its entire strategy to support recruitment and connect with its youth audience. It’s how it drives engagement and starts conversations about entry-level roles in hospitality, making the partnership’s commitment to attracting key talent even stronger.
It’s also part of Lifetime's Loving Hospitality Group – a collaboration of several of our employer partners that continue to raise the profile of the hospitality sector, improve retention and combat its challenges. It’s one way that M&B puts the sector on the front foot, showcasing how rewarding a career in hospitality can be.
Young apprentices are the future at M&B. To continue building momentum around supporting young people into work, M&B will continue to leverage Lifetime’s recruitment service to attract its future talent – and then retain them with future-focussed career pathways.