Bar and burger restaurant, Hub Box, is launching a chef apprentice scheme.

Due to launch on February 24, the pilot scheme will be rolled out in all four Cornwall-based Hub Box restaurants with one apprentice in each.

The scheme will offer apprentices the opportunity to study for their level 2 chef qualifications in a tailored programme crafted to meet the specific requirements of Hub Box’s chef roles, created in collaboration with St Austell Brewery and the Rick Stein Group.

The 12-month course will see the apprentices under the supervision, guidance and coaching of the head chef, sous chef & head of food. They will be trained, coached and mentored in Hub Box kitchens while attending Truro College every other Friday during term time.

At the end of the 12-month scheme, each apprentice will be required to undertake a three-month end assessment to complete the programme and achieve their Level 2 chef qualification.

Hub Box founder, Richard Boon, said: “The new apprentice scheme builds on our ambition to make Hub Box a favourite place for our customers to visit and an awesome place to work for our people.

“None of our success would be possible without the hard work, passion and commitment of our talented team and it’s important for us to also work hard on attracting and retaining great people through the creation of ongoing learning and development opportunities.”