‘Earn and Learn’ Culinary Apprenticeships are the way forward!

New and innovative suite of National Culinary Apprenticeship Degree Programmes 

Do you have a passion for food? Do you like the idea of working as part of a team in a busy, creative kitchen? 

A career in the Culinary and Hospitality Industry is an exceptionally rewarding experience and the industry is one of the most exciting arenas to work in right now in Ireland. 

With tourism booming and Ireland winning a growing reputation as a destination-of-choice for food lovers, there is a real buzz of excitement and energy in the Irish food scene.

Becoming an apprentice chef is the ideal pathway if you want to gain the required skills, knowledge and behaviours valued by top employers while you work. 

The Chef de Partie Apprenticeship is an ‘earn and learn’ degree programme that combines on-the-job training with academic study in an Institute of Technology. 

The new and innovative suite of National Culinary Apprenticeship Degree Programmes available in various Institutes of Technology around Ireland have something for everyone. 

Benefits of an apprenticeship:

  • Earning a salary while you study
  • Receiving a contract for employment
  • Receiving training skills desired by employers
  • Excellent progression/promotion opportunities
  • Increasing future earning potential
  • Receiving the support of a dedicated industry mentor

National Culinary Apprenticeships Degree Programmes are open to school-leavers and those already working in industry. To become an Apprentice, you must be currently employed or must obtain employment in a Solas approved establishment.

CHEF DE PARTIE APPRENTICESHIP – Level 7
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE:
4 Years – 8 Semesters. Delivery is based on a 12-week semester. Semester 1: September to December. Semester 2: January to May.
QUALIFICATION:
On successful completion of the Chef De Partie Apprenticeship Programme the Apprentice will receive a Level 7 – Bachelor of Art in Culinary Arts. 
PROGRESSION:
Apprentices who successfully complete the Chef De Partie Apprenticeship Programme will be eligible to progress to the Sous Chef Apprenticeship at Level 8.

SOUS CHEF APPRENTICESHIP
– Level 8

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
2 Years – 4 Semesters Delivery is based on a 12-week semester. Semester 1: September to December. Semester 2: January to May.
QUALIFICATION
On successful completion of the Sous Chef Apprenticeship Programme, the Apprentice will receive a Level 8 – Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Culinary Arts. 
PROGRESSION
Apprentices who successfully complete the Sous Chef Apprenticeship Programme will be eligible to progress to the Head Chef Apprenticeship Programme at Level 9 (Masters). 
For further information and application requirements on these programmes Email: tj.oconnor@staff.ittralee.ie or phone 066 7191807 or log onto www.apprenticeship.ie or chefdepartieapprenticeship.wordpress.com