Apprentice of the month – April 2014

10 April 2014

Written by: Campaigns team

Better Lambeth - Jobs and skills

Richard Waite works at the Cactus Kitchens in Clapham and is undertaking a level 1 apprenticeship in hospitality and catering.

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Apprentice of the month – April 2014

He studies one day a week at Lambeth College Clapham Centre, which opened its Learning Street in October 2013 and includes a brand new training kitchen and restaurant.

Richard, 24, says: “My interest in cooking and food originated from when I once worked in a café. I love being creative and practical and this subject combines both. Being an apprentice enables me to earn and learn, to acquire skills, good working practice, theory and valuable work experience along the way. This is a fantastic second chance for me to become a qualified and experienced professional chef.”

Cactus Kitchens is the venue for the filming of Saturday Kitchens as well as a Cookery School

Interested in becoming an apprentice?

We’re recruiting a number of apprenticeship vacancies now. Visit our jobs page and type ‘apprentice’ into the text search to see what’s on offer. You can read an earlier post about this here.

For further information about apprenticeships visit

Nominate an apprentice of the month

If you’re an apprentice working in Lambeth or a Lambeth-based business who hires an apprentice we’re looking for nominations for the apprentice of the month.

Tell us who you’d nominate in the comments below, or contact Anna at


2 Thoughts on “Apprentice of the month – April 2014

  1. charley says:

    My sister Cat is working as an apprentice tailor for a tailor who does work for Savile Row and the west end and her best friend Ally is an apprentice set builder for the Royal Opera House. They both work amazingly hard and show that there are so many options for apprenticeships beyond the trades people think of!

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