Thursday 12th October 2023
Showground, Wadebridge

The Seafood Restaurant through to the next stage of the National Apprenticeship Awards

Rick and Jill Stein’s company, The Seafood Restaurant recently announced 8 new Apprenticeship vacancies starting with Truro and Penwith College in January 2016.

The college is delighted to announce that the company’s commitment to Apprenticeships has been rewarded with their success in going through to the regional judging stage of the National Apprenticeship Awards for the Employer of the Year category.

The National Apprenticeship Awards invites top Apprenticeship employers and apprentices across England to come forward and show how Apprenticeships have made a real difference to their organisation and careers. The Awards, now in its 12th year, run by the National Apprenticeship Service, recognises excellence in two areas: businesses that grow their own talent with Apprenticeships and apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplaces.

With a training partnership spanning over seven years, Truro and Penwith College is proud of its relationship with the award winning restaurant. The Level 2 Professional Cookery Apprenticeship began in 2008 to invest in talented local individuals who were passionate about cooking. The programme was initially designed to develop individuals from within the business with aspirations to succeed, but has also recently brought in external candidates, the first of which will be completing their Apprenticeships in September. To date, 60 Apprentices have achieved the Rick Stein Professional Cookery Apprenticeship, a remarkable achievement for the company and a significant boost for the local community and the Cornish economy.

Continuing their commitment to Apprenticeships, September 2015 will see the launch of the Steins’ Academy at Truro and Penwith College. The Academy aims to inspire and support individuals and enables full time hospitality students to experience working with head chefs from the Steins’ restaurants. The opportunity to take part in masterclasses honing the students’ skills and experience gives students the potential to move into a full time Apprenticeship within one of Rick and Jill Stein’s restaurants.

The business’ progress in the National Apprenticeship Awards comes after it was recognised for its inspirational approach to Apprenticeships earlier this year when it was shortlisted for an Apprentice Employer award at the Apprenticeships 4 England Awards, ultimately winning a national award in its category.

The 8 new vacancies announced for January 2016 will allow learners to start as Apprentice chefs, no previous experience is necessary as successful candidates will be given all the training and support needed to thrive in a kitchen environment. For more information please contact Truro and Penwith College Business,, call 01872 242711 or visit For all of the current vacancies with Rick Stein including Apprenticeship and fill time vacancies visit

Nominations are also open for this year’s Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards which celebrate the contribution businesses and Apprenticeships make to the Cornish economy. To nominate for free visit: