Truro and Penwith College: Paul Ainsworth creates apprenticeships for the right candidates

One of the country’s most popular chefs, Paul Ainsworth, is creating apprenticeship vacancies across his Cornish-based business in partnership with Truro and Penwith College

Paul and his wife, Emma Ainsworth, are the Padstow-based entrepreneurs behind Padstow Townhouse, Rojanos in the Square, The Mariners (Rock) and Paul Ainsworth at No 6, the restaurant where Paul was awarded a coveted Michelin Star in 2013.

Apprentices were first recruited into the business in 2018, with budding hospitality professionals already starting their careers as commis chefs and hospitality team members.

Michael Probert, apprentice commis chef at Rojanos in the Square, commented: “I’ve been a fan of Paul’s since I got into cooking and when I saw he was offering Apprenticeship opportunities I wanted to grab it with both hands.”

“I love the sense of gratification when you make someone happy with a meal, if people enjoy your food they will remember it and come back to the restaurant, that’s a great feeling.” 

Vacancies will be live throughout the year at Those interested can also visit to register and receive a notification when Paul is recruiting.

Keen to remind applicants that opportunities are not limited to the jobs advertised, Paul commented: “If we look at you and think you really want to do this, you’re prepared to work hard, listen and are keen to learn, then come and we will take you on.”

Paul continued: “I am so thrilled to be working with Truro and Penwith College through their apprenticeship programmes across our business. It is so important to me to help the community here in Cornwall and the fact that I can give opportunities to the younger generation is a real honour.”

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