It’s National Apprenticeship Week this week, and we want to celebrate one of our Apprentices, Josh. Josh is on a Commis Chef Apprenticeship at Graze in Bath, where he learns his trade alongside other experienced Chefs in a busy restaurant kitchen. We visited Josh on site to ask about how he was finding his Apprenticeship, and see what he got up to on a typical day.
What apprenticeship are you studying at Bath College?
I am studying on the Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship.
What is the most enjoyable aspect of your apprenticeship?
I like bringing what I learn from College to my job at Graze and what I learn on the job to my College studies, it’s interesting to adapt between the two environments.
What have you done on your apprenticeship you feel is most valuable?
I think what’s been really valuable is being given the same work and responsibilities as my other colleagues. They don’t treat me differently because I’m an apprentice, so I get real job experience.
What made you apply to Bath College?
Bath College has both extensive kitchen facilities for learning in, but is also conveniently local.
What do you want to do after your apprenticeship?
After my apprenticeship is finished I want to keep progressing forward in my career. I want to keep learning so I can keep myself motivated and focused on securing a secure job in the hospitality industry.
What piece of advice would you give to someone looking to do an Apprenticeship with Bath College?
Go for it! It gives you the opportunity to learn on the job and actually experience the working environment and all that comes with it. You can put what you learn in College straight into practice in a real environment.
For more information about apprenticeships at Bath College, click here.