Do you enjoy helping people? Are you passionate about creating memorable experiences? If so, studying for an apprenticeship in hospitality gives you the opportunity to develop your customer service skills and show the best of what Scotland has to offer to residents and tourists alike.
The apprenticeship is for anyone who wants to increase their knowledge of customer service. Learn how to prepare regional dishes in a pub environment. Discover how to blend creative cocktails and present them to a customer. Improve your understanding of a sector that’s dedicated to making people feel happy and comfortable.
Whether you’re interested in customer care or drink production, there’s a job for you in Scotland’s hospitality industry. Work as a waiter and serve a range of craft ales. Help to plan parties as an event assistant. Become a chef and add your own ideas to different recipes.
You'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 5.
Hospitality at SCQF Level 5
As part of your work, you'll learn how to:
Maintain health and safety in a hospitality environment
Provide a food and beverage service
Prepare and clear a bar area
Serve alcoholic and soft drinks
Maintain cellars and kegs
Set up a specialist coffee station
Clean drink dispense lines
Receive, store and issue drink stock
You will develop the following core skills:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs such as event organisation and cleaning.
This Modern Apprenticeship gives you a variety of options. Carry on your studies with a hospitality-related degree or go into full-time work.
Further education: Carry on your studies with a technical apprenticeship in hospitality. This could lead to a higher qualification like a bachelor’s degree in event management. Your experience will support your university application.
Straight to work: Use your qualifications continue your work in the hospitality industry. Several roles are listed below:
Food and beverage assistant
There are no set requirements for the apprenticeship. But it is good to have an interest in the hospitality industry and a desire to learn.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider.
How long will it take?
This Modern Apprenticeship will take 12 to 24 months to complete.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.