Hampshire County Council Catering Service

Apprenticeship opportunities

Earn a wage while retraining for a new career in hospitality

Apprenticeships are no longer just for school leavers. Recent changes to the way that apprenticeships are managed by government mean that anybody can now take up an apprenticeship and retrain for a new career.

Whilst a catering qualification is not essential for HC3S catering assistant positions, employers tend to look more favourably on candidates with a qualification. Under our new scheme, we consider apprenticeship roles for a number of catering assistant vacancies.

How it works

Under this scheme, rather than a permanent contract on lower hours, the role becomes a fixed term contract, with more hours, for the duration of the qualification (up to 2 years). Extra hours are allocated for training to become qualified as a hospitality team member. This training may be through day-release to a local college or via distance learning with regular assessor meetings.

At the end of the fixed term contract you will have a recognised catering qualification and be in a better position to progress, either with HC3S or further afield.

Next steps

Think an apprenticeship might be for you? View our job vacancies and contact the manager listed on the advert to find out if this option is available for the role you are interested in.

Further information

More information about apprenticeships is available on GOV.UK or the Get In Go Far website.

View vacancies at HC3S