Licensed hospitality apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the licensed hospitality sector.

The apprenticeship trains you in specific areas of the licensed hospitality business, for instance; kitchen and catering skills, bar skills, including cocktails and wine service, cellarmanship, and marketing.

Training opportunities

A pub or a bar is a fun, social and great place to be. What you might not have considered is how a job in this dynamic, fast-moving and exciting sector has the potential to lead you onto a rewarding career path.

The apprenticeship is for those working behind a bar or in customer facing roles in the bar area, employed in various licensed hospitality premises, such as:

  • leased premises
  • managed houses
  • tenanted premises
  • hotels
  • restaurants
  • nightclubs
  • club premises

Typical job roles would include areas such as serving customers, cash handling, merchandising and marketing, cellar work and customer interaction.

Types of apprenticeships

There are 2 types of licensed hospitality apprenticeships.

Intermediate level apprenticeship

You could train in roles like:

  • barperson (leased and tenanted)
  • barperson (managed house)
  • barperson (wine/cocktail bar)
  • barperson (Nightclub venue)
  • waiter/waitress

Advanced level apprenticeship

You could train in roles like:

  • bar manager
  • assistant bar manager
  • assistant food and beverage manager
  • bar team leader
  • shift manager

Apply for a licensed hospitality apprenticeship

You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:

  • 16 or over
  • eligible to work in England
  • not in full-time education
Published 21 March 2014