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Schools

What if every student who left school was confident about their future and knew what they wanted to do? It’s a big ask, but at Whitbread we want to play our part.

We want to work with schools, teachers and governors to give students the best possible chance of building a great career.

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What we have to offer

With over 2,000 sites, we offer students the opportunity to get their hands on a proper job right across the UK. And probably in the part of the country they call home. Here’s a little more detail about what we can offer students and how we can work with schools.

Work experience

Our placements are designed to give school and college students a proper taste of the hospitality industry. In their time with us they get to experience Front of House, Back of House, Reception and Housekeeping – meaning they get a real sense of what suits them, and whether they like the industry or not.

Part-time students

There’s something about working hard and feeling the reward that is genuinely inspiring. Our part-time opportunities offer those studying at college or University the chance to build something on the side. We give them proper jobs with a good wage and training all along the way. The professional and personal experience our people gain is invaluable and sets them up for their futures. So, if you want to find out more, visit our Part-time Students page.

Apprenticeships

We offer apprenticeships that are actually much more like proper jobs. We have options that each come with opportunity, and anyone that signs up can expect full-pay from day one. We provide on-the-job training and workshops – and anyone is welcome to apply! What’s more, there’s no worrying about employment afterwards, because all of our apprentices are officially hired from the off. We encourage, support and invest in our people because at the end of the day, what kind of family would we be if we didn’t want to see them do well? To find more information head over to our Apprenticeships page.

Whatever route someone chooses, they’ll be sure to receive world-class support. We’ve been doing this for a long time now, so all our career paths come with structured inductions, on the job training and qualifications, as well as proven Management Development programmes when the time is right. We’re all constantly learning, so there’s plenty of guidance from trainers on site, caring Managers, and a welcoming team to support every step of the way.

Work experience

  • We’ve partnered up with schools and colleges across the UK, to make sure our careers are accessible to all. Our programme is modular, meaning it can be tailored to focus on what candidates are most interested in.
  • We thank every student with a £40 meal voucher at the end of their experience. To see what we could offer your students, contact your local Whitbread establishment or email workexperience@whitbread.com

Downloadable resources

As a business, we’re all about people. Whether we’re hiring them or serving them, they matter.

We want as many people as possible to find rewarding careers, so here are some useful resources to help young people make well informed decisions about their futures.

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