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Morag, an air and ground steward, is a natural fit for the RAF “I joined the Royal Air Force in 2015 after studying hotel and hospitality at a local college; I come from a military family so joining the RAF was a natural course of action for me.” “After the excitement of initial training, I moved to Worthy Down to complete my professional training. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the Catering Training Squadron and much to my delight I

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Babcock apprentice Chloe initially joined Elior in one of its prestigious museum venues, as a part-time team member in the busy waterfront café As one of the UK’s leading contract caterers, Elior manages all types of hospitality for customers across the UK. Within a few short weeks of joining the team, Chloe realised she loved the buzz of the busy café, and also wanted to get involved in some of the exciting events and functions that Elior deliver. From the

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Daisie Bryan, 26, was unsure how she could balance a busy home life with an apprenticeship while she worked. Thanks to her perseverance and the support from PizzaExpress and Lifetime Training, Daisie is now excelling at her level 3 hospitality supervisor apprenticeship and plans to kick off her next apprenticeship as soon as she can “I found school quite difficult, so I was slightly worried about going back into education, however, the way that the apprenticeships at PizzaExpress are run

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Isabelle Pearson, 26, progressed from part-time bar team member to house manager in three years. She has completed four apprenticeships and has recently started a level 5 operations departmental manager apprenticeship through Lifetime Training Through the Greene King apprenticeship scheme, Isabelle has quickly progressed her career at the pub retailer and brewer. Isabelle Pearson joined Greene King aged 18, part-time, working behind the bar. Within a week she knew she wanted to run a pub. Just three years later, Isabelle

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Ben Beresford, 23, was looking for a ‘challenging and active’ next step in his career, and he found just that within in his role and hospitality team member level 2 (food production) apprenticeship from Lifetime Training “I joined the kitchen team at The Jack Phillips in July 2016, which was my first long-term job after leaving full-time education. I was looking for a challenging and active job role, rather than office-based work, and this role suited me perfectly.” “The apprenticeship

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Robert Shelford, 27, is well on the way to achieving his ‘primary goal’ of becoming a junior sous chef by enrolling on a senior chef production cooking apprenticeship with Lifetime Training “Having had a fair few years of experience in the hospitality industry, I assumed that as I progressed through the ranks in the kitchen to my current position of chef de partie my leadership skills would just come naturally.” “But as I progressed, I realised just how wrong I

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Alex Fuller, 30, trained in beauty but ‘found her calling’ in hospitality thanks to the level 3 hospitality supervisor apprenticeship through Lifetime Training “After spending 10 years in the beauty industry, I’ve found my calling! At 29 years old, I decided to reskill and completely underestimated the impact that changing my career would have on me. Moving to the hospitality industry has been the best decision I’ve made!” “Two years ago I was a part time bar person, but really

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April Madden, 19, left school and ‘fell in love’ with the hospitality industry, completing both a level 2 and level 3 apprenticeship with Lifetime Training, with dreams of becoming an operations manager “I would have liked to have stayed at school with my friends, but I struggled a little with the academic side of things and poor health (at the time) sent me on a different path! Luckily, I already had some idea as to what I wanted to do

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Aiden Wakelam, 22, enrolled on a commis chef level 2 apprenticeship through Lifetime Training and Mitchells & Butlers when he knew he ‘didn’t want to go to university’ and was keen to ‘start a career’ “I was studying at college and working part-time for an agency. I knew I didn’t want to go to university, but I was not quite sure what my next step should be. I wanted to start a career and enter an industry with real progression.

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Brooke Petch, 20, completed a school-leaver degree programme through McDonald’s and Lifetime Training that ‘changed her life’ “If somebody had told me a year ago, I would be working at McDonald’s, I would have laughed—and yet it is the best decision I’ve ever made and I wouldn’t change a thing. I had already applied for university when I received an email from UCAS about degree apprenticeships. I had never heard of them before, so decided to look into it. McDonald’s

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