Full Time


2 years

Start Date



SCQF Level 4

The perfect starter for novices looking to make their mark in the kitchen.

Through our innovative blend of online learning and hands-on experience, you’ll get industry recognised qualifications and mentoring from our Head and Exec Chef, along with invaluable masterclasses and food experiences. If you are motivated and ready to start your journey as a chef, this one is for you.

The Apprenticeship Journey

  • Full induction and orientation
  • Compliance training
  • Assigned and dedicated mentor
  • Buzzworks core skills training
  • SVQ Level 5 Professional Cookery qualification
  • Culinary masterclasses
  • Food trips and experiences
  • On job assessment and evaluation

What’s in it for me?

  • Formal qualification
  • Subsidised travel costs
  • Personalised chef whites
  • Own knife set
  • Support and personal development

You can choose from one of our three partner colleges – Ayrshire College, West College, Scotland & West Lothian College.

You can apply to work at any Buzzworks venue near you – with the exception of The Duke (Kilmarnock) and The Fox (Troon).

No – we’ve got this. We will pay for all your training and cover any travel expenses you incur while travelling to/from your place of study.

This will depend on your age. If you are 16-17, you’ll earn £4.81 per hour, between 18-20 you’ll earn £8.50, 21-22 £9.18 per hour and anyone aged 23+ will receive £9.50 per hour.

Yes. You will receive a fair share of tronc for every hour spent working in Buzzworks kitchens.

Yes. We offer all apprentices a permanent role upon completion of their course.

No. We will provide you with personalised chef whites free of charge. We’ll also get you started with a basic selection of chef’s knives.