Wilson Vale surpasses job creation target

Aug 23, 2023

National contract caterer surpasses job creation and invites budding chefs to benefit from expertise.

Following a significant period of growth and success, Wilson Vale has announced that over the last 12 months it has created 232 jobs – and is encouraging more young people to consider a career in hospitality. 

Having more than doubled its 2022 goal to create 100 catering jobs with a focus on the business and industry, private education and conference venue sectors, the national contract caterer is inviting budding chefs and those interested in a career in hospitality to apply for work experience and apprentice opportunities to benefit from its teams’ extensive knowledge and expertise in the catering industry.

Graeme Watson, ESG Director at Wilson Vale commented: “It is vital that all of us in the industry do everything we can to encourage young people to pursue a career in hospitality. The career paths are so varied, from culinary work in the kitchen and front of house service, to hotel management, marketing, sales and housekeeping. The types of catering environments to work in are also incredibly broad – from small independent restaurants to multi-national hotels, cruise liners and, of course, contract catering. I honestly don’t think there is any other sector that offers the same exciting wealth of opportunities that hospitality does.

Chef Manager, Emmanuel began working at Wilson Vale as a kitchen porter and through the help of Craft Works, an internal training and development programme, has worked his way up to being a chef manager, running his own contract.

Emmanuel added: “I love working with like-minded staff at Wilson Vale. They are very supportive and have inspired me to do more and be creative.

Wilson Vale already has a number of partnerships in place, with schools and colleges arranging a variety of work experience placement and learning opportunities within its business – and has seen great success with students and budding catering professionals.

Led by joint managing directors David Anderson and Phil Hindmarch, the business is firmly focused on achieving continued, sustainable growth by adding value rather than volume with exciting and meaningful new partnerships.

For placement opportunities at Wilson Vale, fill out the work experience application form at: https://careers.wilsonvale.co.uk/

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