Building tomorrow's 
workforce, today.

The GIG Academy is for those workers looking to further their career, with the objective of becoming the managers and leaders of tomorrow.

What is the GIG Academy?

The Gig academy provides workers with the opportunity to improve their skills and knowledge-base through open apprenticeships and online learning courses, whilst continuing to earn with the freedom to choose where, and when they work. 

Hospitality Apprenticeship

Level 1

Kick Off April 20th

What the GIG academy offers you:

Free Training worth £5000

Guaranteed 20+ hours per week & weekly pay 

Minimum £8.72 per hour

Dedicated tutor for monthly workshops and 1-1 

Support sessions

Dedicated GIG Account Managers 

Progression opportunities

Level 2 Apprenticeship - Entry Requirements:

  • 16+

  • UK or EU citizen or non-EU citizen with permanent residency and has lived in the UK for at least 3 years

  • Not in full time education or government funded education programme

  • Entry level Maths and English*
    *Support can be provided

  • Fully commit to the full 15 months of work and study

Who can apply?

The academy is suitable for individuals looking to either kickstart their career or boost their current skills, knowledge and career prospects. The minimum 
requirements needed to apply are:

Aged 16 and above.

Are either UK or EU residents, and have 
lived in the UK for at least 3 years.

Be a registered GIG Seeker or intend to 
work through the GIG Platform.

Why GIG Academy?

Aside from being entirely free and nationally accredited, the GIG Academy provides students with the following:

A diverse marketplace of employers exposing workers to a wide range of tasks, skills and company cultures.

A flexible learning curriculum and online learning 
portal, allowing workers to ‘earn while the learn’.

Better working conditions, standards and career 
opportunities across multiple sectors.

A supportive team that works with students to help 
develop meaningful career paths and skills.

Whether it’s through our GIG Apprenticeships or Online Learning Courses, we’re here to make sure workers get the best chance to improve their skills and career opportunities across multiple sectors.

Apprenticeships &

Online Learning

GIG Apprenticeships combine practical, 
on-the-job work with flexible, online learning 
so students can earn while they learn.

Hospitality Courses

Candidates will be able to choose from a broad range of coursework encompassing hospitality in general, with the ability to focus their studies on industry specialisms. 


As a 'Hospitality Team Member', this apprenticeship requires students to choose a specialism of hospitality from the list below.


Alcoholic Beverage - Wine Service

GIG apprenticeships offer the following:

Entirely free of charge - 
no student debts!

Stable work via long-term courselengths of 12-18 months

A guaranteed minimum of 16
hours work per week.

Minimum 4 hours per week of 
flexible, online course work.

Full-time career opportunities upon completion.

Nationally recognised accreditation upon
completion (Level 2 VRQ Qualification).

All work paid at a minimum of £8.25
per hour and above.

One-to-one student mentoring 

Student incentives, including:

• Student Oyster Card, providing 30% off travel

• NUS (National Union of Students) card, providing
extensive student discounts across major brands

GIG online courses offer the following:

Our flexible, online courses can be completed in as little as 6 
weeks, are entirely free and are Nationally Accredited (Level 2 
Qualification). With no limit on the number of course applications, 
candidates can diversify their skills, industry knowledge and C.V's 
across a range of sectors with ease. 


Applicants must meet the following requirements:

Be a UK or EU citizen

Have lived in the UK for at least 3 years

Be aged 16 and over

Accredited by:

Frequently asked questions

Difference between Apprenticeships and Online Courses?

GIG Apprenticeships combine on-the-job learning with online course work over a 12-18 month curriculum, providing workers with an accredited certificate at the end of the course.

GIG Online Learning is short-term, online training that enhances basic skills and knowledge within a particular sector, and must be completed within 6 weeks.

How much does it cost?

If you’re a registered GIG Seeker, all apprenticeships and online courses can be completed free of charge. Outside of the GIG Academy, these courses carry a tuition fee of £5000 per person. Courses must be applied for and candidates will be formally interviewed upon application.

How long do I have to do each course?

Apprenticeships require a minimum attendance of 12-18 months, while online courses are designed with the intention of taking up to 6 weeks to complete. However, online courses can be completed in a shorter period of time.

What if I have an emergency and can't complete my course or online work?

If you are unable to continue your apprenticeship or online course then please contact GIG directly on and stipulate the reason for having to cease your learning.

Under certain circumstances, we may be able to pause your apprenticeship but, in most cases, cancelling or suddenly discontinuing your learning will result in termination from the GIG Apprenticeship or online course.

However, those who cancel can re-apply.

What is GIG?

GIG is the UK’s largest online platform for flexible shift work.

GIG’s intuitive mobile app provides a transparent and fair 
marketplace for temporary work that gives workers instant 
access to a wide range of shifts across the Hospitality, Retail, 
Warehousing and Events industries.

GIG provides employers and workers with the control and 
flexibility they want from today’s labour market.