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.