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John Lewis launch chef academy to help hospitality sector

The apprentices will spend a year learning and working in the kitchens of the Partnership’s head offices and hotels, which cater UkHospitality’s 78,000 partners.

John Lewis Partnership (the Partnership) has launched its own Chef Academy to help address the current shortage of qualified chefs in the UK

A joint survey released last week by UKHospitality, the British Institute of Innkeeping, and the British Beer and Pub Association, revealed that staff shortages in the hospitality industry are reaching low levels, the survey found that 76% of  operators within the sector currently have chef vacancies. 

The Partnership will take on up to 10 apprentices this year with the potential to increase that number in the future as part of a long-term commitment for John Lewis to support the hospitality industry.

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