HUMAN RESOURCES | Staff Reporter, UK

Pret A Manger launches new apprenticeship programme

The programme gives candidates the chance to complete an undergraduate degree for the first time.

Pret A Manger has announced the launch of their new apprenticeship programme, which seeks to find its future leaders.

This time, apprentices now have an opportunity to complate an undergraduate degree in Business Management at Manchester Metropolitan University that is fully funded by Pret.

Before candidates are given the chance to complete the BA, they are required to complete stages one and two of the apprenticeship programme, which could lead to them running their own shop and team after four years.

Stage one, or what Pret calls the 'team member' stage, will give apprentices a Hospitality Team Member Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard after a year of working in-store, meeting suppliers, and attending industry events.

Stage two, or the the 'leader' stage, candidates will acquire a Hospitality Supervisor Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard after giving them the chance to work as leaders in shops.

Stage three, or the 'manager' stage is where candidates can study at Manchester Metropolitan, and as well as the chance to become manager of their own Pret shop and achieve levels four and five of the Apprenticeship Standard.

"We are delighted to launch a new apprenticeship programme which focuses on building management skills, helping those involved to grow their careers and take advantage of the many opportunities we offer to become business leaders of the future," Pret A Manger Director of People Andrea Wareham said.

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