School Leaver Management Degree Apprentice

  • Various Available
  • Full Time
  • £16 000
  • 132927
  • A Level or equivalent

Job Purpose

Developed in partnership with Lifetime Training and Manchester Metropolitan University, our School Leaver Degree Apprenticeship initially leads to a 1-year Level 3 apprenticeship in Hospitality Supervisor followed by a 4-year BA Hons Degree in Business Management (level 6).

The programme spends three-to-four day residential blocks on campus in your second year. It’s a great opportunity to gain loads of practical experience and get stuck into the student experience –all without any of the debt.

Principle Responsibilities

You will find yourself doing a huge variety of things, including working in the kitchen, front counter and drive-thru, but as you progress, you will also learn to take management decisions, get involved in rotas and recruitment, and keep an eye on budgets.

Although the programme has a duration of five years, you won’t stay at a junior level for the whole time. During your first year, you could be promoted to Shift Manager as you complete your level 3 apprenticeship.

If successful in your role and in passing the level 3 qualification, you will enrol on to the degree and find yourself advancing to Second and then First Assistant Manager.  By the end of the programme, if you’ve impressed, you could even be a Business Manager, making real business decisions and running your own restaurant.

Please be aware that you will also be required to work shifts, this includes the occasional overnight and most (but not all) weekends.


The role is very hands on, it is about being a role model and leading from the front.  That means you will spend a lot of time on the restaurant floor motivating your staff and delighting your customers. 

You will work closely with your Mentor's and spend time with Crew Trainers and your Business Manager to learn about the business.

You be placed in a cohort wil other students so that you can support each other throughout the programme.

Knowledge and Experience

We’re looking for people that are comfortable rolling up their sleeves and getting involved.  Quick learners that have providing a great customer experience and delivering high standards at the top of their minds.

The ability to maintain high energy levels whilst working efficiently is also essential.

Finally, we are looking for those that have an aptitude towards problem solving, decision making and motivating, leading and inspiring people.

To apply you’ll need to have 104–112 UCAS points (A level grades BCC – BBC) or equivalent alternative qualifications.

You will also need GCSE grade C or 4 in English and maths.

IMPORTANT: Please ensure you provide your GCSE results and your actual/predicted A-Level results on your cover letter when submitting an application.