Apprentice Chefs Seckford Foundation

We are looking for two highly motivated and enthusiastic apprentices to join our busy catering team. You will be supported to learn in a fun and challenging environment to gain the skills, knowledge and experience needed to kick start your career!

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 23 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    39 hpw, some weekends/evenings

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    27 Mar 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

  • To learn all key food preparation skills.
  • Assist in all aspects of food preparation, as well as maintaining high standards of hygiene and cleanliness in compliance with regulations.
  • Work safely around the kitchen equipment.
  • Assist with preparation and cooking of vegetables, salads, sweets, butchery, and sauces and other general kitchen duties.
  • You will be required to work well as part of a team and you must be prepared to take direction and guidance from senior members of the kitchen team.
  • Serving good food to a variety of customers: pupils, residents, staff and external visitors.
  • Undertake any reasonable request made by a senior member of the team.
  • Attend external meetings or training courses as required.

Health And Safety:
You have a legal duty to take reasonable care of your own health and safety and that of others and you are expected to be familiar with, and adhere to the Foundation’s/School’s Health and Safety Policy.

Child Protection/Vulnerable Adults Statement:
The School/Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You will be expected to support this approach in the context of your role and to adhere to and ensure compliance with the school’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times. If in the course of carrying out your duties you becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare or children in the school s/he must report any concerns to the school’s child protection officer or to the Headmaster.

Brand Values:
You should ensure your work, communication and approach conforms to the brand values and house style of the School and the wider Seckford Foundation.

Keep up-to-date, and comply with the Foundation’s Rules, Policies and Procedures at all times, as detailed on the School Intranet.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Well organised; able to multi task
Evidence of strong team working skills
Some basic cooking knowledge would be desirable

Personal qualities

Flexibility; able to work in a flexible way throughout the year, including evenings and weekends
Strong desire to develop and willingness to learn
Enthusiasm with a true passion for food
Customer focused and committed to customer satisfaction
Committed to safeguarding
Access to transport (as some evenings/weekend working is required)

Qualifications required

You will need to pass a functional skills test for Maths and English

Future prospects

Solid introduction to catering/hospitality industry.

Things to consider

A passion for food and a strong desire to learn is crucial.
Working in a kitchen can be pressured, busy and fast paced in order to ensure timely service delivery from the kitchen but is equally rewarding for somebody who is keen to learn and develop in the hospitality industry.

About the employer

A Co-educational Independent School in Suffolk for ages 4 to 18


Seckford Foundation


Burkitt Road


IP12 4JJ

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Training provider

Level 2 qualification in professional cookery

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by HIT Training Ltd


Clare Johnson

Other information

o Membership of pension scheme
o Childcare vouchers
o Lunch is provided to all staff during term time
o Free parking
o School fees remission
o Personal accident cover

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 23 Oct 2017