The Wadworth-owned Pheasant pub in Chippenham, which employs 35 members of staff, saw Amanda Blackman gain a Level 3 Diploma in Licensed Hospitality Skills, Jake Moore and Callum Stanley earn Level 2 NVQ Diplomas in Professional Cookery and Violetta Nagy secure a BTEC Level 2 in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Kitchen Services).
“It’s great to see them progressing as apprentices with Wadworth,” manager Richard Jennings, said. “With their participation I now potentially have two head chefs and eventually my replacement. Our succession plans continue with our next Level 3 candidate poised to start her apprenticeship soon.”
Independent family brewer and regional pub operator Wadworth currently has 19 apprentices working across its managed pubs estate.
“I’m really proud of the pub team having four apprentices at one pub”, said John Pettit the Wadworth retail development manager for the Pheasant. “It is a credible example of investment in people and their development. By looking after your team, you will reap the rewards through their loyalty.”
Last month Suffolk-based pub retailer and brewer Greene King announced that its apprenticeship schemes had helped 10,000 people graduate to roles within the organisation.