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Apprenticeships

Earning while you’re learning. When people talk about apprenticeships that’s the kind of thing you’ll hear. But is that really enough? Learning, yes. Earning, yes.

But what about taking responsibility, gaining confidence, developing life skills and being motivated to do more and progress? Now that’s a proper apprenticeship.

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A career
at Whitbread

Our apprenticeships

Many organisations offer apprenticeships, but we really believe in them. Done properly, they can set people up for life. And, if our apprentices are happy and energised, they’ll do a great job for our customers. Makes sense doesn’t it? Which is why we’re proud to offer apprenticeships for every hourly paid role in Premier Inn, and every kitchen role in our Restaurants.

So – assuming you work over 16 hours a week – you can choose to enrol, get paid, and pick up nationally-recognised qualifications along the way. Here’s what’s on offer:

 

The path to follow if you want to learn about all things hospitality. Through structured workshops and on-the-job training, you'll develop the core skills that everyone in hospitality needs, gain that nationally-recognised qualification and enjoy faster progress through our business.

We'll take your raw talent and help mould you into a Grill Chef. On-the-job training and workshops will teach you everything you need to know about succeeding in a professional kitchen environment, while the qualifications are all part of taking you to the next step in your career with us.

If you have your sights set on management, this is the apprenticeship for you. Continuous on-the-job training and workshops will develop those people skills and teach you how to supervise and lead in the hospitality business. Complete the apprenticeship and youlll be able to apply for one of our Hospitality Manager Apprenticeships.

Want to run the kitchen? One day you will if you follow this apprenticeship. It’s the pathway for all budding Head Chefs, taking those skills you have up a notch through training and workshops. Learning from the chefs who know what it takes to delight customers, this is a real chance to establish yourself within one of our popular brands.

Benefits and discounts

Pay structure on your terms

Pay structure on your terms

When it comes to pay, we like to think we’ve got it right. Right from the start, you’ll be on a very healthy wage, but we also make it very clear what you can do to up your pay. For example, as you complete each stage of training, you’ll earn that little bit more. In effect, the more you train, the more you’ll gain. We think that’s a fair deal.

Pay structure on your terms

When it comes to pay, we like to think we’ve got it right. Right from the start, you’ll be on a very healthy wage, but we also make it very clear what you can do to up your pay. For example, as you complete each stage of training, you’ll earn that little bit more. In effect, the more you train, the more you’ll gain. We think that’s a fair deal.

Well-deserved discounts

Well-deserved discounts

As part of the Whitbread family, you deserve to benefit from everything we do. Our Privilege Card will give you 25% off at all our brands. Letting you, your family and your friends enjoy great meals at our restaurants and get a pretty useful discount whenever you stay at one of our 500+ Premier Inns. And as an added bonus, when you’re studying for an apprenticeship with us, you will also qualify for an NUS discount card!

Well-deserved discounts

As part of the Whitbread family, you deserve to benefit from everything we do. Our Privilege Card will give you 25% off at all our brands. Letting you, your family and your friends enjoy great meals at our restaurants and get a pretty useful discount whenever you stay at one of our 500+ Premier Inns. And as an added bonus, when you’re studying for an apprenticeship with us, you will also qualify for an NUS discount card!

Perks at work

Perks at work

You’ll get discounts off a whole load of other things too with Whitbread Perks at Work. It’s a scheme that allows you to put your feet up or treat yourself, whilst saving your hard-earned money in the process. There are discounts off cinema, travel, top online retailers and more. Plus, paying through the platform earns you WOW Points, an online currency that can be used to buy even more or be withdrawn into your own bank account.

Perks at work

You’ll get discounts off a whole load of other things too with Whitbread Perks at Work. It’s a scheme that allows you to put your feet up or treat yourself, whilst saving your hard-earned money in the process. There are discounts off cinema, travel, top online retailers and more. Plus, paying through the platform earns you WOW Points, an online currency that can be used to buy even more or be withdrawn into your own bank account.

The stuff you'd expect

The stuff you'd expect

Obviously, you'll be getting that competitive wage, but beyond that there’s also our Sharesave scheme. And then there’s our pension. Sure, it might seem odd thinking about your retirement when you are just setting foot in the world of work, but saving a little now is the responsible thing to do. What’s more, we’ll contribute to it too.

The stuff you'd expect

Obviously, you'll be getting that competitive wage, but beyond that there’s also our Sharesave scheme. And then there’s our pension. Sure, it might seem odd thinking about your retirement when you are just setting foot in the world of work, but saving a little now is the responsible thing to do. What’s more, we’ll contribute to it too.

How we do things

Shift working

Everyone has other things they want to do in life outside of work, which is why we like shift work. Naturally we can’t just pick and choose when we work, but it does give us a degree of freedom that lets us commit to those other commitments we all have.

Your hours

From day one, you can expect to work and train at the same time, giving you the best possible blend of on and off the job learning. What hours you work will depend on the vacancy you apply for, and will always be committed to by us in your contract.

Your work environment

You'll see and hear us talk about family quite a lot. But that's what we strive for and that’s what it feels like. Working (hard) alongside people you genuinely care for each other, have a laugh with each other and almost certainly become good friends with one another. There’s no real secret to it. We just make sure we hire good people who enjoy working towards the same goals.

Levels of responsibility

This'll depend on you, your aspirations and your progress. We'll push you to take on more responsibility, but at the same time our trainers will ensure you never feel overwhelmed. Simply put, we work together, and the opportunity to progress and impress is always there.

How we do things

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A new kind of hotel from Premier Inn

A new kind of hotel from Premier Inn

The first ZIP will be opening in Cardiff March 2019, with more coming soon. Keep your eyes peeled for a ZIP near you.