Chef Apprenticeships | St Austell Brewery

What is the Chef Scholarship programme?

Here at St. Austell, we are passionate about the fantastic opportunities that have to offer anyone who is interested in exploring a career in hospitality.

We have been working hard over the past few years, developing and promoting our Chef Scholarship Programme, an exciting project which is aimed at helping talented people learn and develop themselves within one of our kitchens.

Our Chef Scholarship Programme supports our learner chefs as it provides them with excellent in house training, while enabling them to study and learn as part of a nationally recognised apprenticeship.

We aim to help our Scholars develop in both their personal and work life, while allowing them to enjoy all of the benefits of being a part of the St. Austell family.

Our scholars learn along-side the best in our company, with structured training from some of the most established learning institutions in the southwest. They use only the freshest produce and they earn a decent wage!

What are our previous Scholars up to now?

As we move into a new busy summer break, we would like to take some time to update you on the progress of some of our existing Chef scholars.

Our first group of scholars have almost all finished their first qualification with us with Ollie parker at the Pedn-olva Hotel (St Ives), Matt Smale at the Port William (Trebarwith Strand, Tintagel), Bernard Njoroge at the County Arms (Truro), Annabel ward at Havener’s Bar & Grill (Fowey), Katie Morton at the Globe Hotel (Topsham), and Ryan Best at the Borough Arms (Bodmin) have all become valued members of their respective kitchen teams.

Annabel has taken the opportunity to move to a different site, receiving a pay boost and promotion before she has even completed the first stage of her apprenticeship.

Katie has know finished her level 2 qualification and continues scholarship journey at the Globe as she has now embarked on a level 3 course.

Ryan has also been very busy blazing a trail for himself, moving from the heart of Cornwall to fill a post at one of our prestigious South Devon venues, The Masons Arms, Branscombe, where he has received a promotion and is due to begin the next level of his apprenticeship at the end of the summer break.

Click here to see our current Chef Scholarship vacancies……..

Meet our newest Scholars - 2018/2019

Our most recent group of scholars joined us towards the end of 2018.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest pupils, Thomas Bellringer (Borough Arms, Bodmin), Morgan Maguire (County Arms, Truro), Jonathon Honey (Harbour Inn, Porthleven), Callum Weston (Fort Inn, Newquay), Daniel Dooley (The Globe, Topsham), Joshua Chambers (Graze, Bath) Aiden Gregory (Harbour Inn, Porthleven), Imogene Richards (Harbour Inn, Porthleven), Lucas Haines (Old Market House, Brixham), Martina Jovanovic (Pier House, Charlsetown) and Joseph Harris (Samuel Jones, Exeter).

The group are fairing very well indeed as we embark on their first busy summer season as student chefs. They are each growing their skills at a phenomenal rate!

We wish them all luck, and look forwards to watching them as they progress with us!

Click here to apply….

Martina's story

Meet Martina Jovanovic: Chef Scholar at the Pier House Hotel, Charlestown

Katie's story

Meet Katie Morton: Chef Scholar at the Globe Hotel, Topsham

Callum's story

Meet Callum Weston: Chef Scholar at the Fort Newquay

Ryan's story

Meet Ryan Best: Chef Scholar originally at the Borough Arms, Bodmin – now at the Masons Arms, Branscombe

Bernard's Story

Meet Bernard Njoroge: Chef Scholar at the County Arms, Truro

Annabel's story

Meet Annabel Ward: Chef Scholar originally at the Haveners, Fowey, now at the Pier House, Charlestown