The scheme will see trainees work with operations manager Gareth Jones at several sites, learning leadership skills to help them progress to management roles within the company.
“As the group is growing, we are looking at how we can attract the best talent to our business,” says Jones.
“A lot of hospitality graduates will go on to work for prestigious hotels or corporate groups, but we believe we can offer a dynamic, rewarding environment where they can develop rapidly.
“We are keen to make an effort to bridge the gap between education and industry and are currently talking to students and universities about increasing placement opportunities with the business as well as graduate careers.”
Usher opened his first restaurant Sticky Walnut in Chester in 2011 and has since launched Burnt Truffle in Heswall, Hispi in Didsbury, Wreckfish in Liverpool and Pinion in Prescot. His latest venture Kala will open in Manchester this year.
Both Hispi and Wreckfish featured in Restaurant magazine's Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards top 100 list this year, coming in at 46 and 19 respectively.
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