5 facts about hospitality apprenticeships at St Austell Brewery

A pprenticeships offer an exciting route to a new career for people of all ages and backgrounds.

They represent a chance to gain practical hands-on experience while learning the ins and outs of a new industry through academic-based training.

At St Austell Family Group, we take great pride in our apprentices and provide a wealth of enviable benefits that are rarely found elsewhere. Here are five things you may not know about the opportunities that await when you enrol on one of our hospitality apprenticeships.


1. Great pay and benefits

You’ll earn while you earn. We offer proper full-time salaries too, so no matter what stage in life you find yourself, you’ll be able to begin climbing a new career ladder without any financial headaches. Better still, our apprentices have access to the benefits our regular employees get, including 30% off food and drink and 50% off accommodation at our managed pubs, inns, and hotels.


2. Amazing locations

Our apprentices are based at spectacular locations across the West Country. From scenic coastal and rural pubs to the urban buzz of vibrant cities such as Bristol and Bath, and our head office and depots that lie moments from the sea and a wealth of tourist hotspots, you’d be hard-pressed to find more desirable places to work. Those with a thirst for adventure will feel right at home.


3. Practical experience

It doesn’t matter how much experience you have; you might have none at all, but you can rest assured you’ll gain plenty on the course. An apprenticeship places you at the heart of the hospitality industry, and you’ll be working while you learn, under the supervision of experts in their field. We’re also connected to an unrivalled network of education providers across the South West, linking with colleges and businesses throughout the region.

4. Find the right path for you

Do you dream of being a culinary whizz but don’t know where to start? Or perhaps you want to learn the art of creating outstanding beers from grain to glass. With such a diverse range of career pathways available, including everything from kitchen and front of house hospitality roles to brewers and engineers, you are sure to find something that’s right for you.


5. Development

With an apprenticeship, you’ll have the chance to establish a career with us. This includes continued access to industry-leading development and training programmes. We’re passionate about delivering excellence in everything we do, providing memorable experiences that inspire and delighting every guest that walks through our doors. This is only possible with exceptional team members. That’s why we’re committed to nurturing the talent found in every area of our business. You’ll also have plenty of fun along the way!


Once you become part of the family, there’s no end to the career possibilities. Those who start their career in one of our managed pubs, might end up taking on a role in our head office. We’re committed to helping people find cross-functional growth opportunities, if they’re looking to build on their skills and explore other areas of the business.