Red Mist Apprenticeships

At Red Mist Leisure, training and development is something we openly promote to our staff, so we are proud to offer Apprenticeship schemes through Farnborough College, Basingstoke College of Technology, South Thames College and Havant & South Downs College, as well as through HIT Training.

An Apprenticeship scheme allows individuals to gain key skills and experience in the industry they have an interest in, through hands-on training and mentoring at their place of work.

Benefits of Apprenticeships:


Earn whilst you’re learning


Receive a recognised qualification


Gain real work experience


Develop your skills


Benefit from ongoing and personalised support

Current Apprenticeship Opportunities:

Click on the Apprenticeship schemes below to find out more.

Our Apprenticeship opportunities are available for individuals who are over 16 years old and have finished full-time education. They are offered in two different ways, giving flexibility and a preference in learning.

Level 2 and Level 3 Apprenticeships can be completed through one of our supported local colleges. By completing your learning this way you will work 4 days a week in one of our pubs, combined with 1 full day a week attending college. Your time at college will be a mixture of theory and practical assessments and you will also be assigned a tutor who will visit you at work, to check on your progress and assist in any areas where you need further guidance.

Alternatively, we work with HIT Training providing all levels of Apprenticeships which are completed by a mix of online workshops and workplace visits and assessments. Again, you would have a designated tutor that would support you through regular online and one-to-one catch-ups in your workplace.

For both options, the courses take one year to 18 months to complete, depending on the level you are working towards. Following this, you would then take your end-point assessment which is made up of a mixture of practical assessments and exams. Courses can either be started at the beginning of the academic year or at any point throughout the year offering complete flexibility.


We also offer our Apprentices the following to support them during their learning:

  • Competitive wage
  • Bonus on completion of the apprenticeship
  • A Young Person’s Rail Card for the year (age applicable)

“One of the ways we have tried to mitigate the recruitment challenges that the UK hospitality industry currently faces is by improving our learning and development programs at Red Mist, aimed at both applicants starting out in their career and also at our existing employees wanting to expand their skills. Apprenticeships are a fantastic opportunity for those wanting to grow throughout their career and for our industry to introduce new talent.”

Mark Robson – Managing Director, Red Mist Leisure

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re interested in applying for an Apprenticeship scheme at Red Mist or have any questions, please fill in the enquiry form below. A member of our recruitment team will be in touch as soon as possible.

You will have a short interview with a member of our recruitment team, as well as a meeting with your assigned college tutor. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend a trial shift in our kitchens to get a feel for the role, before signing up for the Apprenticeship scheme.

No qualifications necessary, just a passion for cooking!

If you have not completed your Maths or English GCSE, you will be supported to complete these alongside your Apprenticeship.

To participate in an Apprenticeship scheme, you must be between the ages of 16 and 64 years and have left full-time education.

No, the apprenticeship scheme is fully funded by Red Mist Leisure and the UK Government.

Get in touch

If you’re interested in applying for an Apprenticeship role at Red Mist Leisure, please fill in the form below and upload your CV. A member of our team will be in touch as soon as possible.