THERE is a chance to learn from a master chef at a leading Ludlow pub and restaurant.

The Charlton Arms in Ludlow is looking for two apprentice chefs to join the team. Owned by Cedric Bosi, the Charlton Arms offers traditional pub classics like steak and chips and some modern dishes.

The Charlton is the only Michelin award Bib gourmand in Shropshire and the midlands also voted number 43 in the Estrella gastro pub of the year 2020.

“The apprentice will have access to a wealth of experience at our restaurant on the banks of the river Teme," said Mr Bosi.

"In a town, where there are not that many career opportunities, this is a great chance to work for an award-winning business and learn from the best in the industry.

"The apprenticeships will be offered in conjunction with County Training, based at Barnaby House, Mill Street, which will offer a formal qualification after an initial interview ahead of the training programme.”

After leaving catering college Mr Bosi started out working in Lyon, the French second city and capital of cuisine.

Mr Bosi opened his own restaurant, Hibiscus, also in Ludlow, in 2000.

In January it was revealed that Mr Bosi had been refused permission to stay in the UK permanently as a consequence of the decision to leave the European Union despite having lived in this country for more than 20 years.

Business Development Officer Kerry O’Brien says this is a great way into hospitality.

“For anyone wanting to start a career in hospitality, the apprenticeship route is ideal. Candidates will not only earn a wage and gain hands-on experience but also a Level 2 City and Guilds production Chef qualification, which is in high demand within the industry,” she said.

Apprenticeships enable people to earn as they learn.

They combine training on the job with classroom work.

There are statistics that indicate that apprentices can earn more than many graduates whilst at the same time picking up a wage rather than a huge debt to pay back in later life.

It is also claimed that at least a third of traditional university graduates end up on non graduate employment.

The opportunities at the Charlton Arms provide a glimmer of light in a town that has seen unemployment rocket over recent months despite the various Government schemes.

This is in part a consequence of the area's dependence upon tourism and hospitality that have taken a particular hot from the Covid-19 pandemic.

County Training is urging anyone that is interested in these opportunities to make contact by calling 0345 678 9023 or emailing enquiries@ctapprenticeships.co.uk.

To find out more about this vacancy and how to apply, see the link below:

https://www.ctapprenticeships.co.uk/apprenticeship/5f50b08855d5c/Kitchen-Apprentice