Opportunities abound for budding chefs at top Cornish hotel

Our partnership with Watergate Bay Hotel provides great Apprenticeship opportunities.

Neil Haydock, Executive Chef at Watergate Bay Hotel

Opportunities to work with a leading chef who boasts global expertise are rare, but thanks to an exciting partnership between Truro and Penwith College and Watergate Bay Hotel, those looking for a career in the kitchen are in luck.

Three successful candidates will become Apprentices and join the team at one of Cornwall’s most beautiful locations while working under Executive Chef Neil Haydock.

Neil’s has held senior roles at a number of highly-regarded restaurants, including the Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados, Terence Conran’s Bluebird in London and most recently, as Executive Chef at Fifteen Cornwall.

Budding chefs can find out more at an Open Day on 7th of September (12pm – 4pm) at Watergate Bay Hotel, where they can meet the team, tour the facilities and get help with their applications.

While undertaking their Apprenticeship with Truro and Penwith College, successful candidates will work in all three kitchens at Watergate Bay Hotel and be part of the Watergate Bay Academy.

In addition to the formal qualifications gained under the Apprenticeship programme, members of the Academy also enjoy the benefits of bespoke training at work and constant opportunities earn and learn.

Executive Chef Neil Haydock commented, “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”.

Tamsyn Harris, Head of Truro and Penwith College Business, said: "This is a great partnership between Truro and Penwith College and Watergate Bay. For anyone looking to start or progress their career as a Chef this is a real opportunity to work in an outstanding hotel with a very impressive Executive Chef - earning while also learning a range of new skills and gaining nationally recognised qualifications. We look forward to welcoming people along to the Open day or receiving enquiries for more information at the College"

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