early careers

taking the next step

just finished school or college and exploring where to start in the world of work?

considering a career change?

looking for an opportunity for meaningful work?

we know that starting a new job can be daunting. we make it easy for you with our wagamama apprenticeships

what is an apprenticeship?

focusing on practical skills + personal development, apprenticeship programmes offer you a start to your career path whilst working towards a nationally recognised qualification. available to anyone over the age of 16, apprenticeships are great for people just starting out, wanting to switch to a new career path, or looking to step up in their current role

by becoming a wagamama apprentice you get to learn all of the hospitality secrets, the wagamama way + unlike the traditional education pathway there is no student debt associated – we fully fund this programme for you!

why a wagamama apprenticeship?

skills forever
grow both personally and professionally. we have multiple apprenticeship levels, which means you can continue your development towards becoming one of our future general managers + head chefs
setup for success
from hands on training to virtual learning platforms. everything is done at work – none of that homework faff. you just need to have an eagerness to learn and a passion for food!
no experience, no problem
deciding what to do after school? we hire from 16 + offer hands-on learning if college isn’t perhaps the path you wish to follow right now. you can choose to further your education with us via our apprenticeship programmes
chef academy
we have our very own chef’s academy built into our level 2 programme – 6 masterclasses hosted by renowned Malaysian chef norman musa, in professional external kitchens for you to learn more culinary skills + put all of your learnings into practice

are you eligible?

to be eligible you need to have lived in the UK for the last 3 years, not be in any other form of education + be able to work a minimum of 24 hours per week (more hours may be available)

parent + guardian guide

with a wagamama apprenticeship, you can put your mind at ease when it comes to their first job. we offer incredible opportunities for young people who are just starting out, offering on-the-job learning with nationally recognised qualifications + support from a dedicated learning coach

wagamama virtual work experience

at wagamama, ‘fresh’ isn’t an adjective reserved for our food - it’s our way of life!

discover how to master the wagamama way through interactive content, videos, and activities skillfully crafted with the help of our industry experts

no matter your story or where you come from, you’ll find a place for you at wagamama. We know that starting a new job can feel daunting, we have all been there before! With that in mind we invite you to join us on this virtual experience to learn more about our brand, our roles and our working ways, hoping it will help you feel more confident to join us as part of our team in the future

be you. be wagamama
your journey starts here