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Apprentice Chef (Hospitality) Assistant

Two chefs in a kitchen preparing a dish to be served

Job description

The Old Wharf is a place to meet, eat, refuel and rest those weary legs. The Old Wharf is looking to recruit an apprentice to assist in their Tea Rooms in creating their delicious menu and vibrant atmosphere.

The role will include the following duties:

  • Customer service
  • Product knowledge
  • Personal, food and kitchen hygiene control and housekeeping compliance to procedures
  • Research and development and market research
  • Product development
  • 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: 24/10/2020

Possible start date: 31/10/2020

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

Qualifications required

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

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Please note that if the successful applicant is found prior to the closing date the vacancy maybe withdrawn early.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 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
Can you easily access this position?

Second question
Why would you like to do this apprenticeship?

Employer information

The Old Wharf tearooms beside the tranquil Hickling Basin. The tearoom boasts several different areas inside and out. There are many tables on the first floor with idyllic scenes looking out across the water, on the ground floor we have more seating for weary walkers and our four legged friends to relax. Our venue is used daily but can be booked for special events & parties. Outside we have two large seating areas, by the waters edge, watch the world go by over lunch.

Address details:

Christopher Grice
The old Wharf
Main Street
Melton Mowbray
LE14 3AH

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Reference number VAC001626607
Working week A range of shifts between 8am - 6pm over 7 days, exact days and times TBC

(35 hours per week)

Expected duration 15 months
Apprenticeship level Intermediate
Related course Production Chef - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)
Salary £192.50 (Weekly)

Wage explained

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