Our apprenticeship programme

The Jamie Oliver Apprenticeship Scheme allows you to earn a government recognised qualification whilst working as an integral part of the team in one of our restaurants...and earning a wage! You won't need to spend time in a classroom at college as everything is taught in our kitchens so that you learn on the job. Our training is delivered to a world class standard whilst you complete your normal day-to-day duties. You will have a dedicated Training Assessor who will come and visit you in-site whilst you work, and you'll be mentored by one of our skilled Management Team. Our scheme is designed to create a clear career pathway and a genuine opportunity for progression within the hospitality industry. To find out about our latest Apprenticeship openings please check our vacancies page.

Apprenticeships available at the following restaurants
Every new addition to our family has an Induction on their first day. ​ You will spend the day finding out what we're are all about as a company, trying our fantastic food ​and how your Journey with Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group begins. You will be given all the tools to set you up for success.
Grass Roots is the structured training programme for all new front and back of house team members in our restaurants. It is a 4 week training programme which includes one on one training, tastings and testing on knowledge, skills and culture. Progress is monitored through a workbook which must be fully completed within 4 weeks which can then be signed off at their 1 month check in. This is also the programme used to train existing team members moving departments/sections or those that need cross training.
3 Month Review
After 3 months in your new role, you’ll have a probationary review which will be a great opportunity to discuss how you’ve settled into your new role.
The Jamie Oliver Academy
Every external manager and senior chef coming into our family must complete their JO Academy training programme before they begin to manage their business and teams. The timescale and content varies according to the trainee’s role and previous experience, but all will include a structured combination of department/section training and management training. Our dedicated Academy Managers will ensure they have everything they need before signing them off from the Academy and include an aftercare check in to ensure they are continuing with their learning once on site. The Academy is also the stepping stone for Supervisors and Service Chefs moving into full time management roles.
Once your fully trained and settled in your role, you can take advantage of our wide range of development opportunities. Jamie really loves to help people learn and grow so we have lots of different learning opportunities to suit your style and the stage you’re at in your career. Below is just a flavour of some of the things on offer.
Growing leaders
Growing Leaders is the innovative and inspiring​ ​Jamie Oliver leadership development programme for all managers and senior chefs wanting to develop their People Management skills. Some of our most impactful workshops include:
  • Building & Engaging your Team
  • Managing Performance
  • Understanding P&L’s
  • Organisational Skills
  • Driving Sales
  • Organisational Skills
  • Crucial Conversations

The Growing Leaders programme also offers a wide variety of qualifications with the CMI - an internationally recognised leadership qualification.

CMI (Chartered Management Institute)
A fantastic academic learning opportunity for those who want a qualification in Line Management, Leadership or Coaching & Mentoring. Whether new to leading teams or an experienced manager, we have levels to suit everyone. ​Over 100 managers have gone through the CMI with incredible results! Hear it from the grads themselves...
Sky High Scholarships​
Exclusive to the Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group, the Sky High ​Scholarships offer ​high potential leaders a bespoke development plan designed to stretch their capability. ​ The​ aim is to invest in​to​ a selection of high performing GMs who have bags of potential to grow into an Ops role and help them achieve their dreams!
Love learning
Love Learning courses are available for all employees working in any role and they help you to develop your skills over and above what you learn on the job. ​ Jamie's Love Learning Programme​ includes everything above and more. Some of our most popular courses include:
  • Foodspiration
  • De Stress your Mind
Jamie Oliver Apprenticeships
Fancy gaining your a nationally recognised qualification for free, while you work in our kitchen? No need to attend college - everything is taught on the job over approximately 12 months! Then join us in evolving the magic of apprentices!
Educational Trips
We’re fearsomely proud of the provenance of all our the produce we use here at Jamie’s and we work with our suppliers to give the opportunity to all our family members to enjoy learning about them.
We offer throughout the year some amazing educational trips up and down the country (and out of the country!) to visit suppliers such as the amazing team down in Brixham who catch us our fish everyday to the picturesque Castle Cary to Tom Calver’s farm who shows us how he makes us our Westcombe Cheese.
All of these trips are designed to keep us in touch with our products roots and give up a passion for the amazing dishes we serve everyday.
To help you along your development journey, you will get a 6 monthly appraisal. Or as they’re known at Jamie’s, a Love Feedback Review! This will be an inspiring session with your line manager where you can get some valuable feedback about your strengths and development areas, as well as agreeing some objectives to help you build your expereince. It’s also a great opportunity to discuss your ambitions for the future and get an exciting development plan in place.
What you can expect when joining us
We know that our people are our most valuable asset and our People Promises are in place to ensure that we nurture and care for our employees.

We invest in developing your talents to help you learn & grow and deliver world class performance.
We care about your health and wellbeing and we reward you well to help you and your family live happy lives.
We listen to what you say to ensure you’re engaged and always inspired by our FAMILY values and culture.
At Jamie’s we go above and beyond with all of our benefits for all levels of family members. Our managers are rewarded with contractual benefits such as Private Medical Insurance, Life Insurance and income protection. Eligible managers who opt into the award winning private medical insurance with Vitality can enjoy fantastic perks such as free cinema tickets, 50% of gyms and much much more.
In addition to the wonderful contractual benefits we run a reward and recognition scheme called LoveLife. This offers family members access to some amazing benefits such as Staff Discounts, Bike to work scheme, childcare vouchers and many family friendly policies. We Love to reward our employees and recognise them for things such as Long Service, Top trainer, instant “Smashed it” scratchcards and Ambassador of the month, where you get to enjoy a lunch with Jamie himself!
Other rewards for working with us include a free seasonal staff food menu, educational trips to some of our wonderful suppliers and great deals with our Gold Club Membership. We want to make sure that being part of our family that your Health and Wellbeing are at the forefront of everything we do.
It’s for this reason we have multiple health and wellbeing initiatives for all employees to make sure that you are cared for inside and outside of work. Our Employee assistance programme can give you access to Legal advice, face to face counselling sessions, Health and Financial advice.
The FAMILY values describe the way in which we approach everything and they are based on Jamie’s approach to life. They inspire everything from the way staff interact with guests and team mates, to how managers develop their staff. They are our guiding principles, our core ingredients! And they represent the culture that we have created together.
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Use your initiative, be proactive, work hard, exceed expectations and inspire everyone around you.
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