JKS Restaurants opens apprenticeship academy for applications

Want to work in a Michelin-starred restaurant? JKS has spaces for 20 apprentices across two programmes at its apprenticeship academy.

The JKS Apprenticeship Academy launched in 2022 and provides apprentices with the opportunity to work across the group’s full portfolio of restaurants, from Michelin stars to casual venues including Trishna, Gymkhana and BiBi.

It is seeking level 2 hospitality team members for its front of house programme. As an apprentice on this programme, you’ll experience all aspects of the restaurant floor, including food and beverage service and wines.

JKS’s other programme focuses on a back of house role, the level 2 commis chef. This will provide you with the chance to experience, consider and value each section within the kitchen.

Both programmes will see you spend two months training at six venues across the JKS group of businesses to discover where your passion truly lies, whether that be at fast-paced Taiwanese BAO or two Michelin-starred Kitchen Table. 

JKS apprenticeships bring many additional benefits, including up to 50% off dining across the group, retail and gym discounts, and talks and trips with suppliers.

At the end of the programmes, successful apprentices will be offered full-time roles or move onto a higher level apprenticeship.

Last year, JKS hired 10 apprentices who filled front or back of house roles across the group, many of whom will be permanently placed in September.

Sunaina Sethi, people director and co-founder at JKS Restaurants, had this to say on the academy: “We are absolutely thrilled to be launching applications for our second cohort of the JKS Apprenticeship Academy.

“Our first cohort have come on leaps and bounds and it has been a joy to see such incredible talent and energy develop in our restaurants.

“They have been exposed to our diverse brands, allowing them exposure to different opportunities the hospitality industry has to offer.

In turn, they have further bolstered our restaurants’ great sense of community, and we look forward to growing, learning and improving our program for future intakes.”

Issy Darby, a chef apprentice from the 2022 academy, has this glowing recommendation for JKS as an employer: “It was JKS’s excellent reputation that first attracted me to their scheme and their exciting programme of two-month placements at different restaurants across the group that made it my top choice.

“I loved the idea of trying out lots of different cuisines and styles of cooking. It was clear from the outset that they are truly invested in the personal and professional growth of their apprentices and high standards of staff wellbeing is a priority at all restaurants.”

Visit the group’s website for more information and to apply for a position at the JKS Apprenticeship Academy.

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