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what is an apprenticeship?

by becoming a wagamama apprentice, you are able to get a nationally recognised qualification, full funded by wagamama, whilst earning a full-time wage

a no brainer if you ask us 👌 you'll be supported by your team alongside your own designated learning coach to grow + develop within your new role

why an apprenticeship with us?

skills forever

grow both personally and professionally. we have multiple apprenticeship levels, which means you can continue your development towards becoming one of our future general managers + head chefs

setup for success

from hands on training to virtual learning platforms. everything is done at work – none of that homework faff. you just need to have an eagerness to learn and a passion for food!

no experience, no problem

deciding what to do after school? we hire from 16 + offer hands-on learning if college isn’t perhaps the path you wish to follow right now. you can choose to further your education with us via our apprenticeship programmes

chef academy

we have our very own chef’s academy built into our level 2 fire up programme – 6 masterclasses hosted by renowned Malaysian chef norman musa, in professional external kitchens for you to learn more culinary skills + put all of your learnings into practice

are you eligible?

to be eligible you need to have lived in the UK for the last 3 years, not be in any other form of education + be able to work a minimum of 24 hours per week (more hours may be available)

celebrating difference

we hire people on potential + attitude, not background or status

we promote on achievement + results, not what you look like or where you've come from

we believe it's our differences that make us stronger

that diversity is the energy behind fresh thinking, continuous curiosity + embracing new ways

your wellbeing matters

at wagamama, we care about being a place where you can be you. everyone’s mental health matters + sometimes we need help to be the best that we can be. whether it be through our progressive mental health agenda, which includes having a mental health first aider in every restaurant, or our wide range of support + activity through our everymind at work wellbeing app. we’ve got plenty of resources to support your mental health + wellbeing

sustainability spotlight

at wagamama we live by the japanese philosophy ‘kaizen’ meaning ‘continual improvement’. it inspires us to do better in all that we do by making small positive choices every day for big change. here are some of the positive changes we have made to be more sustainable in communities

50% plant based menu

eating less meat + dairy has been said to be the most essential + ownable action we can take to reduce carbon emissions. our world is demanding action. it’s our job as people living on this beautiful earth to do our best to look after it

founding members of zero-carbon forum

an organisation that oversees the hospitality industry collaborate on sustainability initiatives to reduce carbon. as part of our responsibilities, we work with our fellow hospitality brands to drive change in the industry

carbon neutral by 2035

measuring our total carbon output allowed us to set goals + identify where we could make reductions. leading to our ambition to be carbon neutral by 2035

sustainable packaging

we have switched the packaging our takeaway dishes come in to 'cpet' a material made from 75% recycled materials reducing our use of virgin plastic by 33%