March 9, 2017

As it’s National Apprenticeship Week, what better time to celebrate our own wonderful apprentices than this week!

The aim of our Wilson Vale Apprenticeship Programme is to develop talent, giving candidates the necessary craft skills, confidence and self-belief to maximise their potential within the business.

We view it as a wonderful opportunity to give people that first step into hospitality, but also as a way of immersing people into our culture and our way of doing things in the hope that they will stay with us and grow.

Michal Chycimski is just one example of a talented individual who joined us two years ago. Aged 34, and originally from Poland, Michal is working with us as an apprentice chef at College Court in Leicestershire. He joined the team as a kitchen porter in 2015 and showed a real passion for food. He is now thriving on the apprenticeship programme, with on-the-job training and one-to-one mentoring from members of the brigade. He is due to complete his Level 2 NVQ in Hospitality & Catering this year and will then move on to Level 3.

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