Nando's launches School Leaver Apprenticeship Programme

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Nando's launches School Leaver Apprenticeship Programme

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Nando’s is continuing its commitment to promoting careers in the hospitality sector with the launch of a School Leaver Apprenticeship Programme

The programme, eligible to school leavers and young people over the age of 16, will offer a level 2 apprenticeships at more than 200 of its restaurants in all regions across England.

The 15-month England Hospitality Team Member Apprenticeship syllabus, provided in partnership with Lifetime Training, will cover customer service, team leadership and personal development, while providing opportunities to learn alongside Nando’s experienced team members in-restaurant.

It forms part of the chicken-focused restaurant group's ‘Varsity’ Apprenticeship offer that was established in 2017. Under Varsity, Nando’s offers apprenticeship levels 2 to 5, blending on-the-job training, self-study and face-to-face coaching with learning activities to support apprentices in building the industry knowledge and skills for a career in the sector.

Apprenticeships receive the same salary as full-time Nando’s team members as well as a package of benefits that includes free meals every shift, up to 40% discount including five guests, and a paid sabbatical after five years of service.

“What makes Nando’s great is our people, and we are passionate about providing opportunities for young people to take their first step into work and build a career in the hospitality sector,” says Claire Smith, head of people at Nando’s.

“The launch of the School Leaver Apprenticeship Programme enables us to further invest in providing clear career paths within our industry, with our ambition to develop 70% of our managers from within the Nando’s business.”







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