Partner & Assistant Restaurant Manager, Ambleside Hotel for the John Lewis Partnership
Our apprenticeships programme has continued to develop, with over 900 apprentices enrolled during 2018/19 across our head offices, distribution sites and shops in areas such as retail, LGV driving, vehicle maintenance, hospitality, human resources, project management, leadership and accounting.
'Apprenticeships are a great way to unlock Partners’ potential. I joined the Partnership when I was 16 in 2005 at John Lewis & Partners Cribbs Causeway. Since then I’ve worked at the Partnership’s hotels in Leckford Abbas and Longstock House, where I heard about the hospitality apprenticeship. Since starting the apprenticeship in 2017 I’ve gone up a job level and started a new role at Ambleside. I’m learning new things but also realising how much I already know about the Partnership.'