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JD Wetherspoon Offers School Leavers A Route Into Catering Jobs

03 Sep 2010

JD Wetherspoon Offers School Leavers A Route Into Catering Jobs JD Wetherspoon, the UK pub chain, is offering a route into catering jobs for 1,000 school leavers over the next 12 months. Under the plans, 16 and 17 year olds will be able to pick up valuable catering, hospitality and customer service skills at the same time as studying for an NVQ.

The youngsters will start out by performing such tasks as cleaning, serving up coffee and helping out in the kitchens. Bar work will not, however, be part of the job description at the outset due to legal restrictions on under 18s in the alcohol business.

The new recruits will be paid in excess of the current £3.40 an hour minimum wage for the age group.

Wetherspoon now have almost 800 pubs in the United Kingdom and employ have over 20,000 people working in hospitality and catering jobs on a full or part time basis. Around 200 of those are 16 and 17 year olds.

Head of personnel at Wetherspoon, Mandy Ferries, spoke of the benefits of these hospitality and catering jobs for youngsters, saying, “We believe that many school leavers will welcome the opportunity to work for Wetherspoon. We can offer them the chance to study as part of their work as well as progress within the company.”

Any of the new trainees who go on to management roles within the company will be able to work towards a professional diploma and honours degree while working at Wetherspoon.

We have a regular supply of full and part time jobs in the catering trade and vacancies in the hospitality industry. You can search the E4S database for catering jobs in your local area or perform searches on a national scale. Start your search now on our Jobs Catering page.

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