Available programmes

Nationally recognised qualifications

As an apprentice, you will learn and train for a specific job role, so the programme available to you will normally depend on your position.

We aim to support you in developing your knowledge, skills and behaviour; learning about recognising customers’ needs, knowing how to match them to our products and services; delivering customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Level 2 (equivalent to five GCSEs A*–C (9–4))

Hospitality team member – Food production

Designed for kitchen associates preparing and cooking a range of food.

Hospitality team member – Food and beverage

Designed for front-of-house-working bar associates and team leaders serving a variety of food and drinks.

Hospitality team member – Licensed retail

Designed for front-of-house-working bar associates and team leaders serving a variety of food and drinks.


Designed for housekeepers who service and clean bedrooms and public areas.


Designed for reception associates and team leaders who look after check-ins, departures and guests’ enquiries.

Level 3 (equivalent to two A levels)

Hospitality supervisor

Designed for team/shift leaders supervising the team and running shifts to support management teams. Specialist pathways include: food and beverage supervisor; bar supervisor; housekeeping supervisor; front-office supervisor.

Senior production chef

Designed for kitchen team/shift leaders running shifts and supervising the team.

Level 4 (equivalent to foundation degree)

Hospitality manager

Designed for shift/kitchen managers responsible for meeting company visions, targets and objectives. Specialist pathways include: food and beverage management; kitchen management.

Level 5 (with diploma in higher education)

Operations/departmental manager

For shift/kitchen managers, pub managers and head-office employees.

The programme focuses on managing your team and pub-based projects in line with Wetherspoon’s operational strategy. The level 5 apprenticeship comprises knowledge, skills and behaviours with a focus on: organisational performance; delivering results; interpersonal excellence; managing people; developing relationships; personal effectiveness; managing self.

Level 6 (chartered manager degree apprenticeship)

Business Management Practice

For shift/kitchen managers, pub managers and head-office employees.

Becoming a chartered manager is the most prestigious status achievable in the management profession. Demonstrating excellence in leadership and management, it is recognised and valued across all sectors. It recognises your status as a professional manager, the positive impact which you make in your career and your commitment to continued professional development.

With the support of your coach, manager and colleagues, you will follow a detailed learning plan leading you to achieve a nationally recognised qualification. You will gain practical experience and learn role-specific skills and knowledge to help you to excel in your role, provide fantastic service to your customers, guests and colleagues and be equipped with everything you need to achieve your apprenticeship.

An apprenticeship usually takes 12–15 months, but this can depend on the programme which you are following and the hours which you usually work.

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Make working for us work for you.

If you’d like to join the friendly, fun team, learn while you earn work hours to suit you, get free food on every shift, plus employee discount and a whole lot more benefits too – apply for an apprenticeship role today.

Apprenticeships are not available in the Republic of Ireland.