Chef Apprenticeship Programme 2016

Chef Apprenticeship Programme 2016

The Chef Apprenticeship Programme is going into its third consecutive year with James Street South.

The scheme, which is endorsed by the Department for the Economy, will offer places to 12 students to study with chefs in the James Street South Group, including the Michelin Bib Gourmand Bar + Grill, Hadskis, James Street South Restaurant, Cast & Crew and the Cookery School.

Three of last years’ trainees have secured full time employment with James Street South and Niall, who has been hailed as a “Tourism Hero” by industry chiefs here, says the programme is a solid investment in the future of world class hospitality here.


“In this, the Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink, there has surely never been a better time for young apprentices looking to carve out a career in our outstanding hospitality industry.  As our reputation as a food destination grows, so does our need for young, skilled chefs to sustain and develop the industry in the future.”   

Economy Minister – Simon Hamilton


“The James Street South Chef Apprenticeship Programme is an excellent opportunity for anyone who is keen to break into the culinary world.  The blend of industry experience gained at James Street South complimented by the opportunity to gain a Level 2 qualification in Professional Cookery at Belfast Metropolitan College offers aspiring young chefs the building blocks to embark on a career in the culinary industry.”

Belfast Met Director of Curriculum – Jonathan Heggarty

To apply, follow this link to download our Application Pack and forward the completed form to on or before Monday 5th September 2016

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