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New apprenticeship caters to the caterers


Catering is a fast moving, dynamic and ever-changing industry that offers a huge variety of business opportunities and careers. Now, there’s a new apprentice programme designed for catering today.

ServiceIQ is excited to announce its new Catering Services Apprenticeship that gives aspiring catering staff even more support as they train to gain the specialist skills needed to plan, create and deliver healthy and delicious food for a multitude of diners – airline passengers, hospital patients, stadium audiences, retirement home residents and conference guests to name just a few.

While the new apprenticeship covers the same skills included in ServiceIQ’s Traineeship in Catering Services Level 3 and 4, it also offers trainees the bonus of being able to get more expert guidance and mentoring in the field.

ServiceIQ Chief Executive Dean Minchington says the new programme caters to the requirements of employers wanting their people to master expert know-how for a changing sector. 

“The catering industry has many challenges and opportunities; from exciting new technology to meeting a myriad of different dietary needs. We are delighted to provide more support for trainees and help them develop their skills more fully throughout this new apprenticeship. This is one proven way they can get more of what they need to help build the business and a solid career.”   

The programme takes two years to complete and involves a mix of on-job practical training and off job theory modules. It gives talented participants with minimal experience all the right ingredients to be a catering professional: from food safety, menus and nutrition, cookery, supervision to catering operations.  

Providing you are employed in a hospitality catering kitchen, you can start with minimal cooking skills and emerge two years later with the ability to supervise the production of thousands of delicious and nutritious meals, and all delivered to diners piping hot.


Applications are now open for the New Zealand Apprenticeship in Catering Services. To find out more, please contact ServiceIQ on 0800 863 693.

For more information, please contact ServiceIQ on 0800 863 693 or email