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Apprentice Chef

Two chefs in a kitchen preparing a dish to be served

Job description

A unique opportunity has risen to work within one of Nottingham’s fastest growing and highly rated restaurants. The Cod Scallops is a busy seafood restaurant based in Sherwood, who are offering a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to begin their career within the hospitality industry as an apprentice chef.

Within this role you will gain skills and qualifications pivotal to becoming a professional chef. Working in a fast paced and busy kitchen you will gain practical experience in the day to day duties involved in working in a professional kitchen.

Duties and topics covered across the role will include:

  • Modern cooking techniques
  • Knife skills
  • Plating and presentation skills
  • Preparing stocks, soups, sauces and garnish
  • Dealing with deliveries, stock control & ordering
  • Assisting on prep days and preparing ingredients for senior staff
  • Baking and homemade desserts

How to apply for this vacancy

You can apply for this vacancy through the National Apprenticeship Service. If you require any assistance with applying for this vacancy please contact us on 0115 945 7260 or email the apprenticeship team.

Application deadline: 17/03/2020

Possible start date: 02/04/2020

Skills required

  • The post holder will be able to demonstrate strong organisational and team working skills
  • They will be able to demonstrate a good level of spoken and written literacy

Qualifications required

A*-D/9-3 maths and English or equivalent at GCSE desirable but not essential.

Candidate requirements

Please note that anyone under the age of 18 will only work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Any role which exceeds these hours on advert will be amended accordingly to fall in line with the legislation.

Please note that if the successful applicant is found prior to the closing date the vacancy maybe withdrawn early.

This apprenticeship is work based learning therefore most of the time you will be working at the employers address. Depending on your training you will only need to attend college in Nottingham for initial assessments, enrolment and a few other rare occasions.

Training provided

Production Chef Standard Level 2 - 18 months.

  • Functional Skills English, maths and ICT Level 1 if required

This apprenticeship is 1 day per week at the college term time only 9am - 5pm with the other days based at the work place.

Training will be day release one day a week at Clarendon College.

Future progression

Potential opportunity for a permanent role within the company following successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Additional questions for candidates

During the application process you will be asked the following additional question(s) below. To prepare yourself, have a think about how you might answer them.

First question
Do you have a full, clean UK driving licence?

Second question
Do you have access to your own car?

Employer information

The Cod’s Scallops was created by John Molnar, who used his 30 years of chef and business experience to get on board a skilled crew, source the finest produce and set sail a fish and chip concept like no other.

Address details:

The Cod's Scallops
Mansfield Road

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Reference number VAC001596390
Working week Monday- Saturday - Split Shifts - 9:00am - 10:30pm, shifts TBC.

(30 hours per week)

Expected duration 15 months
Apprenticeship level Intermediate
Related course Commis Chef - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)
Salary £117.00 (Weekly)

Wage explained

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).