Oakman Inns Chef Apprenticeship Academy

Multi-award winning Oakman Inns has launched its Chef Academy apprenticeship programme for 16+ year olds in six of its beautiful restaurants in the Home Counties. With a Mediterranean inspired menu and a focus on local sourcing, Oakman Inns’ restaurants provide an ideal learning ground for young chefs who want to gain a Level 2 qualification while working in an exciting hospitality environment.

oakman inns

Commencing from £4.50 per hour - Full time

The Oakman Inns Chef Apprenticeship Academy isn't just a job; it is the first step to a great career with us that comes with no shortage of opportunities and rewards. You will have the opportunity to work within an award winning company listed as a Sunday Times Top 100 Company to work for 2016, Springboard Best Employer 2015 and Publican Best Employer under 50 sites 2015.

The Academy includes a 12 month apprenticeship in NVQ Level 2 Professional Cookery that offers on the job training from industry experts, HIT Training. Technical master classes alongside your onsite training enhances your experience and builds addition skills and knowledge. You will also have the opportunity to participate in Oakmanology and our progressive wage structure.

As an apprentice chef you will be able to work alongside talented and experienced chefs in a lively and fast paced environment. You will be working with a Mediterranean inspired menu produced from the highest quality ingredients as well as developing seasonal daily specials to entice our customers. Valuable skills will be gained alongside a nationally recognised qualification needed for your future career.

So what's in it for you?

  • Gain real industry experience
  • Take on new challenges
  • Gain new skills and experience
  • Learn at your own pace on site
  • Opportunity to increase your pay rate as you progress through your training

You will:

  • Be enthusiastic about fresh food cookery
  • Enjoy working with a vibrant team
  • Be available to serve our guests evening and weekends
  • Enjoy a flexible working rota
  • Enjoy a fast-paced environment

To be eligible for this scheme you will be 16 years of age or over and not currently in any other form of training. You will also have the right to remain in the EU indefinitely.

Let us be your next chapter...


Apply online now   or email your CV to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.