Apprenticeships for Restaurant Managers

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What Apprenticeship Means for Restaurants

NRAEF and AHLA are ready to provide companies the support they need to identify resources and build a strong, customized apprenticeship programs that meet company needs.

Hospitality employers are increasingly concerned with attracting and developing a skilled workforce. They're looking for solutions that strengthen workers' skills that are customized to their workplace and industry. Registered Apprenticeship, which includes on-the-job training and related technical instruction, is a solution with proven results for both employers and workers.

Hospitality is a high-growth career with much potential for qualified workers. Globally, hospitality continues to experience steady growth. In the United States, travel and hospitality is the first, second, or third largest employer in 30 of the 50 states. Hospitality offers great diversity in its career opportunities and is known for promoting skilled workers quickly through the ranks to supervisory and management positions. According to a 2016 survey of lodging professionals, 50 percent of hotel general managers got their start in entry-level positions.

Proven Success Record of Apprenticeship Programs

91% of apprentices remain employed after completing their program. The average starting salary of apprentices is $50k. $1.47 is the average employer return on investment for every dollar spent on apprenticeship.

Who is a Restaurant Apprentice?

A Restaurant Manager Apprentice includes entry-level and current employees with the potential to become restaurant managers. Apprenticeship programs are a good way to reward high-performing employees, move them up the career ladder within the business, and ensure longevity with the company.

What a Restaurant-Focused Apprenticeship Looks Like

A hospitality-focused apprenticeship in the restaurant industry focuses on competencies that have been identified as most critical for success by industry subject matter experts, incorporating the Food and Beverage Service Competency Model, skill/role mapping, and job task analysis. Employers will also be able to sign off on competencies using a checklist.

NRAEF Overview and Program Designations

NRAEF Overview and Program Designations
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