In 2011 we designed our award-winning Apprentice Scheme, Lex School of Talent, to give aspiring chefs an opportunity to learn on the job and build an amazing career.
We work with Springboard and The University of West London to provide an opportunity for new chefs to gain NVQ 1 and 2 qualifications, whilst working in a supportive, fun and stimulating environment.
Apprenticeships are perfect if you want to combine qualifications with practical, hands-on experience.
The two year apprenticeship programme provides students with full time paid employment at some of Lexington’s top sites, opportunity to work at Michelin starred kitchens, mentoring from some of the best chefs in the industry, day trips to meet suppliers and time out to gain qualifications.
Many of the Lex School of Talent apprentices have gone onto achieve some incredible things; our youngest LexChef winner, Craft Guild of Chefs Apprentice of the Year, Chef Stagiaire Award and London Loves Business Apprentice of the Year.
Do you want to earn a steady pay packet, gain a qualification and work with some of the best chefs in the industry? Now is your chance…
Flore Kubaku, Lexington Apprentice, joined Lex School of Talent in 2019.
She always loved cooking but wasn’t 100 per cent sure she wanted to do it as a career until she started working as an apprenticeship with Lexington.
She says, “Lexington kitchens are so different to any other kitchen I’ve been in – I felt like part of the team from day one. I’ve learnt how to work with different people and to work as part of a team rather than just myself.”
Training and development opportunities
She says, “I’ve had so many opportunities to learn, grow and compete. Whilst I’m still a commis apprentice I’m being pushed to my limit every day, continually challenged to try new things. My goal right now is to soak up as much information as possible – I’m really enjoying pastries and would love to own my own bakery one day! Safe to say I’m sure about cooking as a career path now!’
"Lex School of Talent has given me an ideal platform to build an amazing career. I’ve got so much from the Apprenticeship Scheme and have made so many friends. The thing I most enjoyed was that it was so unpredictable and never boring. I’ve had the opportunity to meet and learn from some of the best chefs in the industry, which has helped me win some nationwide awards and competitions."