Nando's launches school leaver apprenticeship scheme

Nando's has introduced an apprenticeship programme targeted at school leavers, known as the Level 2 School Leaver Apprenticeship Programme. This initiative is being implemented in more than 200 Nando's restaurants throughout England.

The programme is open to individuals aged 16 and above, particularly those who have recently finished school. It spans a duration of 15 months and is delivered in collaboration with Lifetime Training, the largest apprenticeship provider in England.

As part of the apprenticeship, participants will receive comprehensive training in customer service, team leadership, and personal development. Seasoned Nando's team members will provide guidance and support throughout the learning process.

This programme is part of Nando's Varsity Apprenticeship scheme, which was established back in 2017. The Varsity Apprenticeship scheme offers apprenticeship levels 2 to 5 through on-the-job training, self-study and face-to-face coaching.

Claire Smith, head of people at Nando's, said: 'The launch of the School Leaver Apprenticeship Programme enables us to further invest in providing clear career paths within our industry, with our ambition to develop 70% of our managers from within the Nando's business.

'We are proud that all our apprenticeships receive the same salary as our full-time team members alongside our extensive package of benefits such as free meals every shift, up to 40% discount including five guests, and a paid sabbatical after five years of service.'

Vacancies for the scheme will be live throughout June and July.