Guidance

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