Chef Academy

Thatchers Young Talent Programme

At Thatchers we are looking for people to join our Thatchers family. If you have recently left education or you wish to embark on a new career, then our Young Talent Programme is for you.

We want remarkable and motivated people to join our team and be part of the family. It is a big decision to take your first steps in a career, and at Thatchers we ensure that we give you all the training, support and development you need to succeed. What we ask in return is hard-work, trust and for you to share the same enthusiasm and passion for our cider and business as we do.

Commis Chef Apprenticeship

Thatchers Chef Academy is an opportunity to start your career as a commis chef at The Railway Inn, our Thatchers pub.

The School of Food was designed by Michelin-starred chef, Josh Eggleton and Best Ambassador for Food winner, Adrian Kirikmaa. These two highly experienced chefs have joined forces with the Ofsted outstanding rated Weston College and Ashton Gate Stadium to develop a unique training programme that will give young people access to high-quality kitchens, industry experts and invaluable insights.

The School of Food delivers all the training for the L2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship. As part of the chef academy you will attend a weekly masterclass at Bristol’s Ashton Gate delivered by the School of Food.

You will be working in a dynamic team in our popular Railway Restaurant. As an apprentice commis chef you will need to have flare and a passion to deliver high standards of food, be creative and imaginative and strive to use locally sourced fresh produce.

If you wish to apply for this position please complete the application form and email a CV and covering letter to

Please note the closing date for applications are March 17th 2019. If you are selected to move onto the next stage our assessment day will be on Thursday April 4th 2019.


Brand Academy

Sales Academy

Cider Academy