Mitchells & Butlers, one of the largest operators of restaurants, pubs and bars in the UK has continued to support apprenticeships over the last two years, and is aiming to be able to offer over 2,000 apprenticeships over the next 12 months. With 1,700 locations nationwide, the company behind brands such as Harvester, Toby Carvery, Sizzling Pubs, All Bar One, Browns and Miller & Carter is committed to inspiring young people through its apprenticeship programme which combines practical on the job training with study and mentoring.

The nationwide apprenticeship scheme offers three routes: One year Chef and Bar & Waiting Staff Apprenticeships available for 16 to 24 year olds and the Hospitality Management Development Apprenticeship which is a three year programme that includes Kitchen and Front of House work experience with a target of progressing into a supervisory role, such as an Assistant Manager or Kitchen Manager.

This framework gives young people the platform to learn valuable skills from M&B's experienced teams, build confidence and gain a professional qualification and have a real opportunity to progress. The company is offering apprentices a credible career pathway and helps the business to harness a pipeline of talent for the future.

Vacancies for Chef and Bar & Waiting Apprenticeships will be continuously available from 1st April 2016. There are around 100 Hospitality Management Development Apprenticeships available which will be open for applicants online from 14th March to 11th April.

Susan Martindale, Group HR Director for Mitchells & Butlers comments: "We don't just want to develop a successful apprenticeship scheme; we want M&B to offer the best scheme in the hospitality industry. Our schemes provide new job opportunities for school leavers and combine their employment with layers of exceptional tutorage, mentoring and assessment. They work across our portfolio of brands, learn from our experienced teams, gain a professional qualification and have a real opportunity to progress up the ladder. They are the future talent for M&B and we look forward to the apprentices progressing their career journey with us."

For more information on the Mitchells & Butlers' Apprenticeship scheme and how to apply please visit: