Colin, Restaurant Manager, Cookhouse & Pub
When you are ready for a career change there are lots of factors that can hold you back – from interview fears to the big leap into something new. At the UK’s leading hospitality business, we are proud to have developed an award-winning induction programme that makes it easy for you to #ChangeYourStory and fulfil your career ambitions.
“It was only two months ago that I left my role as an Apprentice Store Manager in a supermarket chain to join Whitbread. The whole application, interview and trial experience was quick and efficient, which made the move that much easier.
"From the start of my training, I knew I was going to be well looked after.
"Whitbread found the right location for me to shadow some of the best management in the business and I spent time in the company’s training academy to fully understand the detail of kitchen management.
"What impressed me was that they had really thought about everything – from the small details of travel through to adaptable training to fit my learning style.
"Throughout the 4 weeks of my induction each manager and team member I came across welcomed and supported me, while allowing me the freedom to fully be myself.
"I had thought arriving at my new site would be daunting, but I have had a fantastic start with the full support of the team.
"I was able to take everything I had learnt in the induction and use my previous experience to start making an impact straight away. In my last role there was a big focus on targets, reward and recognition and I was able to really bring to life in my role as Restaurant Manager.
"In the 7 weeks I have been at site it has been great to see the effect this is already having, including the team’s eagerness to develop and the incredible guest service reviews on our restaurant's Trip Advisor page.
"These first two months have been pretty full on, but great fun. I have learnt so much, had some great support along the way and I cannot wait to see what the future brings for my team, our restaurant and me.”