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nourishing the next generation of wokstars

fresh from study and just starting out?

looking to switch things up?

searching for something a little more meaningful?

stepping up can feel stressful, so we make it simple. be supported every step of the way with wagamama apprenticeships

what is an apprenticeship?

focusing on practical skills + personal development, apprenticeship programmes offer you a start to your career path whilst working towards a nationally recognised qualification. available to anyone over the age of 16, apprenticeships are great for people just starting out, wanting to switch to a new career path, or looking to step up in their current role

by becoming a wagamama apprentice you get to learn all of the hospitality secrets, the wagamama way + unlike the traditional education pathway there is no student debt associated – we fully fund this programme for you!

why a wagamama apprenticeship?

skills for life

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 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)

parent/carer guide

when a young person joins our apprenticeship program, you can be sure they are gaining so much more than a job

we offer incredible opportunities for young people who are just starting out, to find their place in the world. alongside designated mentorship and nationally recognised qualifications, wagamama apprentices gain lifelong skills in leadership and confidence. plus lifelong friends in the wagamama community

wagamama virtual work experience

at wagamama, ‘fresh’ isn’t an adjective reserved for our food - it’s our way of life!

discover how to master the wagamama way through interactive content, videos, and activities skilfully developed in partnership with springpod

no matter your story or where you come from, you’ll find a place for you at wagamama.

we know that starting a new job can feel daunting, we have all been there before! With that in mind we invite you to join us on this virtual experience to learn more about our brand, our roles and our working ways, hoping it will help you feel more confident to join us as part of our team in the future