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Shepherd Neame Apprenticeships

Our Career Pathway for both our Pub Teams and our Kitchen Teams includes the opportunity to complete an apprenticeship to develop new skills, knowledge and behaviours. We are committed to our Apprenticeship Programmes to help our people to achieve more, we currently offer a variety of courses within our Pubs & Hotels according to job roles and experience. We offer a flexible approach with our training partner, so we can offer apprenticeship courses when it suits our people and businesses alike. As a product of the Apprenticeship system myself being an apprentice at the age of 16, I know you can achieve great things through apprenticeship qualifications

David Everett, Head of Apprenticeships at Shepherd Neame

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We have more than 300 pubs, inns and hotels across the South East, and employ around 1,500 staff across our estate, along with more than 270 employees at our head office and brewery. 

We know that our committed and passionate team is vital to our success, and we are always looking for talented staff to join us.

Together with a great range of employee benefits, we also offer a range of in-house development programmes, to support and inspire you to achieve your goals. 

Shepherd Neame Apprenticeships

Here at Shepherd Neame we are pleased to offer a range of apprenticeship courses within our Managed Pubs, Hotels, Support Office and Brewery. We constantly strive to develop hospitality careers by offering the chance to build skills and earn qualifications, we empower our people to reach their career goals. 

We are always looking for the next General Managers & Head Chefs of the future. If you are thinking of retraining or starting a career in the hospitality industry we would love to help you through our apprenticeship programs and training partner.

Apprenticeship courses available at Shepherd Neame

Back of house courses:

Commis Chef Level 2 – Suitable for Chefs with little or no experience in the kitchen who want to develop new skills and knowledge in a fresh food environment. 

Production Chef Level 2 - Suitable for Chefs with little or no experience in the kitchen who need to develop new skills and knowledge in a branded food menu environment.

Chef de Partie Level 3 – For Chefs who may have completed a Commis Chef course who are progressing onto a more senior role. A great option for Chef de Partie’s and Sous Chefs looking for the next step to Head Chef, or for new Head Chefs looking to develop new skills and knowledge in a technical fresh food environment. 

Senior Production Chef Level 3 – This is for those who already completed a Commis Chef / Production Chef Level 2 course and wish to advance their knowledge, skills and responsibilities to a more senior role in the kitchen.

Senior Culinary Chef Level 4 – This is intended at a Head Chefs in a fresh food environment where they develop new recipes, products and different menus. They will research, responsibly source, develop and launch food products to meet specification briefs in line with the organisation’s vision, values and objectives.

Front of house courses:

Hospitality Team Member Level 2 – For Team Members who are starting their career in the Hospitality industry and want to build their skills, knowledge and behaviours. 

Hospitality Supervisor Level 3 – Ideal for strong Front of House Team Members and Supervisors looking to progress their career to start becoming a part of the management team.

Hospitality Manager Level 4 – This is suited to inspiring Team Leaders, Supervisors and Assistants to help build their skills and knowledge to help them in readiness for a General Manager role. Or for newly appointed General Managers to support their development in their role. 

Can’t find the apprenticeship you are looking for? Contact to find out if we can help you. 


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