A team leader is a first line management role, with responsibilities for operational matters, a given project or for managing a team to deliver a clearly defined outcome. They provide direction, instructions and guidance to ensure the achievement of set goals.
This minimum 12-month apprenticeship consists of:
- Functional Skills Maths (Level 2)
- Functional Skills English (Level 2)
- An independent end assessment
Working in the private, public or third sector and in all sizes of organisation, specific responsibilities will vary, but the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed will be the same whatever the role.
Key responsibilities are likely to include supporting, managing and developing team members, leading projects, planning and monitoring workloads and resources, delivering operational plans, resolving problems, and building relationships internally and externally.
Progression from this apprenticeship could be into a hospitality management position.
On completion, apprentices may choose to register as Associate members with the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM), to support their professional career development and progression.
An employer will determine their own entry requirements for an employee to commence this apprenticeship, but these general entry requirements apply; you have to be aged 16 years or over and must be working in the hospitality and catering sector for at least 30 hours a week. You also need to be a resident in England and not taking part in full-time education.
If you are not yet employed, HIT advertises apprenticeship vacancies with employers on the National Apprenticeship website. This is a free service and there are many apprenticeship opportunities available. You can find and apply for current Apprenticeship Vacancies here.
You can also visit Hospitality Jobs UK, one of the UK's largest and fastest growing online recruitment advertising job boards, established specifically for the Hospitality, Catering and Leisure industries. Whether you are looking for a job in a pub, hotel, restaurant, leisure facility or cruise ship you can search through thousands of jobs and get expert career advice, help & tips.
How to apply
You can apply for this apprenticeship at any time of the year provided you meet the entry requirements.