1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
As a kitchen manager i keep under control my team ensuring we follow the company rules, i keep under control the stock, i check to see if my team are using the corect ingredient on the amount is requested on the spect. Aswell i make sure the cleaning is in a high level
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Yes, during the apprenticeship i learn many new things in both practical and theoretical. I cook using new ingredients, new techniques in a funny and friendly environment. I learned how to manage conflicts at work, how to keep a good mood, and all about legislation regarding health and safety at work
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
The program help me to build up a strong confidence about my job role, that meens my job become easier and as we know when the job is easy we can pay atention to other aspects as: environment, atmosphere. In the academy i was happy to meet new people from different part of the country
4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
My program was well structured in 2 distinct parts: one was the practical session where we learn new cooking techniques and recipes and the second part was the theoretical method divided in many others section. To combine practical with teoretical guve more sense to learning process and made really enjoyable to follow
5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I receve all the support from my general manager. I had always a day off wheni need to gi to the practical session, i always had few hours off in the time i need to meet my trainer and the most important he help me to put in practice what i learnt in academy
6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
I'm glad to say i had one of the most amazing trainer in the world and i am sure without him all the practical session suppose to be boring and not easy to follow. An top of that he always ensured i had all the materials and information i need and he ensured our meetings is in a suitable time for me. Thx Adam !!!!
7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
During a shift in kitchen we do so many things but we don't know why we do like that, in academy we learn so many new things but important is we understand the sense of the things we news already and that give more sense to the job we do
8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)
Oh, yes, we have so many. Probably the most important one is the MABster chef, a culinary competition where we can show our ability and technique. We do minimum 2 times a year a team out night using our golden ticket which is a company reward for achieving some targets in the keys days
9a. Would you recommend Mitchells & Butlers to a friend?
First and firs because they will have to work with me and that is a rare opportunity. Second: our company give a secure job whith a good progress opportunity. 3th: because we have so many pubs and restaurants all over the country is very easy to change the job if you change house
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Mitchells & Butlers?
To do the academy without any expectation, just enjoy! Is a long program and you can see how you progress during the program. When i start this academy i use to do washing up and now i am a kitchen manager in a busy place whith a 12 chefs team behind. Probably this is the most helpful example:)