A hotel and restaurant will hold an open day for prospective apprentices on Thursday, September 4.

One in five employees at The White Hart, Bocking End, are already on apprentice schemes including members of the kitchen team and the assistant manager.

Manager Steve Bryan said: “I hope this open day will be useful for anyone thinking about a career in hospitality, but particularly for school-leavers who might be thinking what next?

“This is an informal way of finding out what it is all about from people who not too long ago were in their shoes.”

Mr Bryan will be giving a talk at 2pm in the Braintree room about his own experiences in the hospitality industry.

For more information call the White Hart on 01376 321401.