A BROMSGROVE teenager has been chosen to be the face of a campaign by pub and restaurant operator Mitchells and Butlers that will see the chain offer 1,700 apprenticeship roles this year.
Chad Beesley, who is working whilst training at one of the pub operator’s Rubery venues, has been selected to star in a mini series that documents a day in the life of an apprentice.
Reflecting on his first year, the 19-year-old said: “I’ve split my time between kitchen and front of house to get a full understanding of the business.
“My future is in my own hands. Keep striving for the best and next year I could be a team coach, after a few years I could be running a multi-million pound business – that’s my drive I find,” he added.
This comes as part of the company’s drive to recruit more young school leavers.
Jan Smallbone, director of learning and talent development at Mitchells and Butlers, said: “Starting as an apprentice gives young people a genuine alternative to academic study and a real path to a career.
“We are dedicated to working with our teams to nurture this raw talent and develop them into future managers across our business,” she added.
Mitchells and Butlers, whose headquarters are in Birmingham, have around nine pubs and restaurants in the Bromsgrove area and have brands including Harvester, Toby Carvery and Sizzling Pubs.