Exclusive to the Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group, the Sky High Club will include some core benefits
as well as a bespoke development plan for each scholar to stretch their capability. Our aim is to
invest in and develop a selection of high performing GMs with bags of potential to grow even more!
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.
CMI - (Chartered Management Institute)
Our academic learning opportunity for those who want a qualification in leadership. Whether new to leading
teams or an experienced manager, we have levels to suit everyone.
Growing Leaders is the leadership development programme for all managers and senior chefs. This includes all
the lovely workshops we run as well as the CMI course - an internationally recognised leadership qualification.
Fancy gaining an Apprenticeship (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!
Grass Roots is the structured training programme for all new front and back of house team members in our
restaurants. It’s a four week training programme which includes one-to-one training, food tastings and
tests 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.
Love Learning encompasses the whole Learning & Development offer - this includes everything above - and more!