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Apprentice Chef

Two chefs in a kitchen preparing a dish to be served

Job description

We are a vibrant deli in Wollaton looking for an apprentice to join our team. The position is a kitchen position, although we will give you some front of house experience. You must have a passion for food and an outgoing personality. The job, at times, can be demanding. We work in a fast paced environment so a sense of humour will come in handy.

The role will include the following duties:

  • Customer service
  • Product knowledge
  • Personal, food and kitchen hygiene control and housekeeping compliance to procedures
  • Stock control
  • Costings and purchasing
  • Portion control
  • Production schedules
  • Booking schedules and management
  • Legalities and compliance to regulations

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: 13/07/2020

Possible start date: 20/07/2020

Skills required

  • The post holder will be able to demonstrate strong organisational and team working skills. They will have a good general knowledge of ICT packages and demonstrate a good level of spoken and written literacy
  • Has good communication skills
  • Has excellent time keeping skills
  • Has good time management skills

Qualifications required

A minimum of 5 GCSE's (or equivalent) at grade D/3 or above including maths and English.

Candidate requirements

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

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Please note that if the successful applicant is found prior to the closing date the vacancy maybe withdrawn early.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 Level 2 Standard
  • Functional Skills Level 1/2
  • End Point Assessment

Future progression

Potential progression onto level 3 after successful completion of Level 2.

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
Why do you want to become a chef?

Second question
Can you easily access this position?

Employer information

We are a stylish and vibrant independent bistro based in Wollaton. Our modern décor and mood lighting create a relaxed atmosphere with casual elegance where guests feel instantly at ease. We work hard to create tasty, simple dishes using quality ingredients that can be paired with an outstanding selection of wines, beers on tap and a vast array of spirits.

Address details:

Bramcote Lane

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Reference number VAC001616620
Working week Range of shifts- Wednesday - Saturday 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm

(32 hours per week)

Expected duration 15 months
Apprenticeship level Intermediate
Related course Production Chef - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)
Salary £144.00 (Weekly)

Wage explained

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