Hospitality apprenticeships: shaping careers

Designed specifically for key industry roles, hospitality apprenticeships can transform your workforce and deliver impactful results, all while making your business an employer of choice.

Attract, train and retain your effective hospitality team.

The hospitality industry is fast-paced, innovative, and has some of the largest employers in the UK. From delivering exceptional customer service to developing the latest dishes, having a team that stays and grows with your business is the key to unlocking a competitive advantage in a crowded marketplace.

That's where hospitality apprenticeships come in. Whether it's developing entry-level teams just starting out or your more experienced leaders, investing in the skills of your people brings business benefits that can't be underestimated. From improved retention to increased productivity, our hospitality programmes are built to drive tangible results.

Apprenticeships offer opportunities to all, opening-up accessibility to jobs and learning across the industry. Our partners use our apprenticeship recruitment team to invest in new talent, hire hard-to-fill vacancies and support wider objectives for improving social mobility, diversity and inclusion. Whatever your challenge or ambition, we can build an apprenticeship strategy that supports your teams and helps your business grow.

8,900+
hospitality achievers since 2017
2008
delivering hospitality apprenticeships since
45+
hospitality businesses partner with Lifetime

Our Hospitality partners

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  • Mandb
  • Marstons
  • Pret
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  • Hilton

Why choose Lifetime's Hospitality apprenticeship services?

Our innovative approach to delivering hospitality apprenticeship training has changed businesses and lives. We’ve delivered hospitality apprenticeship training to nationwide UK brands and global organisations.

Consistency on a national scale

Our Regional Coaches deliver high-quality programmes across the UK, providing consistent training for exceptional service skills across your sites.

Free apprentice recruitment

We’re number one for hospitality apprentice recruitment in the UK, with more than 4,800 positions filled each year.

Fully branded programmes

Lifetime acts as a natural extension of your team. Coaches embed your unique company values, and marketing materials are client-branded.

Loving Hospitality

Unique to Lifetime, we’ve developed a hospitality partner network called Loving Hospitality. It's how we work together to tackle the key industry challenges and embrace the opportunities.

Hospitality apprenticeship programmes

Hospitality Team Member Level 2
Hospitality Supervisor Level 3
Hospitality Manager Level 4
Commis Chef Level 2
Production Chef Level 2
Senior Production Chef Level 3
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Team Leader Supervisor Level 3
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Operations Departmental Manager Level 5

Why Hospitality apprenticeships?

Retain your talent

With the knowledge that they’re being invested in, your people stay with you longer. It's why our apprenticeships are mapped to specific roles, to develop clearly defined routes for career progression in a variety of settings. We've seen how apprenticeships increase brand loyalty to create impressive retention results, especially when compared to the non-apprentice population. Find out more here.

Fill your vacancies

We recruit over 5,000 people every year into life-changing career opportunities, helping our partners to build a future-ready workforce. Working in partnership with your managers, we attract, screen and shortlist the best candidates and get them interview-ready, so your managers save time and you recruit quickly.

Create careers

With clear progression routes from Levels 2 to 5, our apprenticeships provide clear career pathways for employees, wherever they are in their current role. By aligning the programmes to your existing roles you can clearly show team members their potential future and the route to get there, showcasing how great a career in hospitality can be.

Social mobility, diversity and inclusion

Recruiting externally and improving access to training reaches and empowers more people in underrepresented communities, disadvantaged locations and low socio-economic groups. And by driving social mobility and building a more inclusive workforce, you'll gain far more than just increased apprentice numbers.

Our Hospitality apprenticeship case studies

Lifetime’s Chef Academy is a hands-on, role-relevant experience for learners on Commis Chef and Production Chef programmes. Designed for chefs of all ages and levels, it hones the kitchen skills that progress exciting culinary careers.

Guided by talented chefs and trainers with years of industry experience behind them, learners build skills and confidence in a supportive environment that connects with their day jobs, learning from the sector’s best.

Lifetime's Chef Academy

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New to apprenticeships or looking for a boost to your existing programme? We're here to help. Let’s talk apprenticeships.

Speak to our team

Apprenticeships are at the heart of our training strategy and we are proud to offer an apprenticeship programme for all our roles in Premier Inn hotels and restaurant brands, from early careers to management. So, no matter when or where you join us, you can develop your career through an apprenticeship.

Richard Brooks-Harley, Apprenticeship Delivery Manager at Whitbread