Lifetime Training: Ben Beresford

Ben Beresford, 23, was looking for a ‘challenging and active’ next step in his career, and he found just that within in his role and hospitality team member level 2 (food production) apprenticeship from Lifetime Training

“I joined the kitchen team at The Jack Phillips in July 2016, which was my first long-term job after leaving full-time education. I was looking for a challenging and active job role, rather than office-based work, and this role suited me perfectly.”

“The apprenticeship was mentioned to me by my pub manager at the time and I thought that it sounded like a good opportunity and an excellent next step for me.”

“It turned out to be just that! I’m so glad I made the choice to enrol on the apprenticeship and throughout the course I have never felt overly pressured or stressed at any stage.”

“The experience has felt very supportive! It has helped me to gain a better understanding of the business and given me more focus along with confidence in my ability at work. It also provided good knowledge, in addition to the Wetherspoon training, on how to run and organise a busy kitchen.”

“I would really recommend looking into apprenticeships with Wetherspoon. I am hoping to continue my career and enrol on more qualifications. Apprenticeships are a real alternative to university now. With Wetherspoon, I could even go as far as getting a degree apprenticeship in business management, learn how to run a business and without getting in thousands of pounds of debt!”

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