Fuller’s Chef Apprenticeship wins silver at TJ Awards
Our Chefs’ Guild Chef Apprenticeship Programme won the silver award for ‘Best Apprenticeship Programme’ at the Training Journal Awards on 3 December.
The Training Journal Awards (TJ Awards), held at the Tower of London, recognise the ingenuity, creativity, passion and work of learning and development professionals from around the world, across all sectors. There were 14 categories this year, with Fuller’s Chefs’ Guild Apprenticeship Programme being shortlisted for Best Apprenticeship Programme, alongside five other companies.
Craig Parsons, Fuller’s Apprenticeship Manager, said: “This has been a great year for Fuller’s Apprenticeships. It goes without saying that each individual involved has had a huge part to play with getting our apprenticeships recognised at this level.
"A special thank you to our Chef Apprenticeship Partners, the University of West London, Havant and South Downs College, Brockenhurst College, Milton Keynes College, Bath College, Stratford upon Avon College and Weymouth College. It is important to me knowing that we all share the same ambition of delivering best-in-class apprenticeships.”
Fuller’s Chefs’ Guild Chef Apprenticeship was also recently awarded the title of ‘Best Apprenticeship Training Programme’ at the British Institute of Innkeeping National Innovation in Training Awards (BII NITAs) in London on 29 November. The BII NITAs celebrate the innovation and training happening in the hospitality industry.
Mark Peters, Fuller's Group Development Manager, said: “Winning silver for Best Apprenticeship Programme is an incredible achievement. We are incredibly proud to have created a programme that provides future Chefs with the best possible start to their careers.”
Find out more: Fuller’s wins Best Apprenticeship Training Programme at BII NITAs
About Fuller’s Chef Apprenticeships
Fuller’s Chefs’ Guild Chef Apprenticeship Programme includes two levels – the Commis Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship Programme, which is equal to five GCSE’s and is for anyone wishing to pursue a chef career, and the Chef de Partie Level 3 Apprenticeship Programme, which is equal to an A-level qualification and is for chefs at Commis Chef level who want to become Head Chefs.
Chef apprentices spend one day per week learning at one of our partner colleges and universities, and four days per week working in the kitchen at one of our pubs where they are mentored by one of our Head Chefs.
Find out more about Fuller’s Apprenticeships.
Silver Award: Mark Peters, Fuller's Group Development Manager, Claudine Mcarthy, Level 3 Chef Apprentice, and Craig Parsons, Fuller’s Apprenticeship Manager.