Stonegate Pub Company has enhanced its Albert Theory of Progression with the launch of a new apprenticeship programme for back-of-house staff.
The new 12-month apprenticeship intends to meet the demands of those who aspire to lead and run commercial kitchens. There will be 170 places made available each year, equipping learners with a Level 3 Senior Production Chef Apprenticeship. Candidates will develop their supervisory leadership skills to enable them to lead their own teams within the workplace, as well as learning about the business marketplace and developing sales opportunities.
The bespoke programme, developed by Jemelle Bish, Stonegate’s apprenticeship manager, and Rhona Symon, Stonegate’s back-of-house training manager, who progressed through the company’s career pathway, touches on the areas of leadership, customer, business and people.
“The continual development of our Albert’s Theory of Progression enables us to offer a variety of learning choice across the broad range of careers that we offer,” explains Simon Longbottom, CEO of Stonegate. “Our new apprenticeship programme enables our kitchen teams to further their careers through bespoke programmes, tailored to the business needs, as eating out continues to grow.”