Kitchen apprentices: we need you

If your positive attitude is as hot as your skills in the kitchen, we’re looking for apprentices like you. Join our open day on 7 September 8.30am-4pm and find out more.

Apprenticeships at Watergate Bay

If you’re looking to kick-start your career in the kitchen then Watergate Bay could be the place to do it. As part of an exciting partnership with Truro and Penwith College, three successful candidates will become apprentices at Watergate Bay Hotel this September and join the team working under executive chef Neil Haydock.


Exectuive chef Neil Haydock

Budding chefs can get a flavour of what the catering industry is all about at our open day being held on 7 September (noon to 4pm) at the hotel, where you can meet the team, tour the facilities and get help with applications.

As part of the apprenticeship the candidates will work in all three kitchens at Watergate Bay Hotel – The Beach Hut, Zacry’s and The Living Space.

Watergate Bay Hotel

Watergate Bay Hotel on the North Cornwall coast (top) and Zacry’s restaurant (above)

They will also become part of the Watergate Bay Academy designed to develop employees’ skills and make a positive impact on their future.

The open day will also involve a fun and friendly tasting session to demonstrate each candidate’s passion for food and the industry. There’ll also be the chance to learn to surf with the hotel’s surf school the Extreme Academy.

Kitchen apprenticeships at Watergate Bay

Seventeen-year old Matt Pereira recently joined our training and development chef Andrew Mills at Watergate Bay for a working trial to find out more about becoming a kitchen apprentice

Neil says: “This is a great opportunity to join the team here at Watergate Bay. We are dedicated to providing training and growth through our Watergate Bay Academy to all staff, helping them shape a career in this exciting ever evolving environment on one of the UK’s best beaches.”

Emma Neave, HR Manager says: “When we recruit we look for personality and a positive attitude as much as skills and experience.”

Join our open day on 7 September 8.30am-4pm to find out more.

Applications for our kitchen apprenticeships are being accepted now, and successful applicants will start in mid-September. Details of all the vacancies can be found by visiting and searching “Watergate Bay”, or call 01872 242711 to speak to a member of the College’s Apprenticeship Recruitment Team.

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