Despite the many celebrity chefs on our televisions, there is an industry shortage of chefs. However, our award winning apprenticeship scheme aims to buck the trend, with more and more of our apprentices working in our kitchens.
More so, there seems to be a shortage of female chefs as well. According to data from the Office of National Statistics, fewer than one in five professional chefs are female. Gabrielle Green, 19, is helping to change that. Gabrielle started her career early as an apprentice chef at the Ship in Bedford. After completing her GCSEs, she decided that she did not want to continue with typical further education and left school at the age of 16.
Speaking shortly before achieving her Level 2 in Hospitality (Food Production & Cooking) qualification, Gabrielle said: ‘I’ve always had an interest in cooking, right from a very young age, so being a trainee chef as a Greene King apprentice really was an easy move to make. I didn’t want to be stuck in a classroom all the time, and I had the chance to learn while being paid at the same time.’
‘I really enjoy working in such a fast-paced team and developing not only my education, but also myself. For instance, I’ve had the chance to cook and taste food that I’ve never experienced before, and preparing meals is such an important responsibility. I really can see myself growing as a person and would recommend to anybody wanting to learn on the job to look into becoming an apprentice.’
Gabrielle joined Greene King after successfully applying for the apprenticeship position and hasn’t looked back. Having now achieved the Level 2 qualification, Gabrielle is all set to progress to the next level and develop her career further.
If you’re interested in finding out more about an Apprenticeship at Greene King and what that can mean for you, click here: https://jobs.greeneking.co.uk/apprenticeships