Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery The Hinds Head

This is a great opportunity to work at one of Heston Blumenthal's restaurants and learn the skills and passion he has developed throughout his career at some of the top restaurants in the world. In this role an apprentice will be leaning from one of the best.

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Closing date: 01 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

    Mon-Sun, shift work

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    28 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Preparing dishes ready for service.
  • Working to the highest standards of health and safety and food hygiene.
  • Taking instructions from the Head Chef.
  • Insuring that wastage is kept to a minimum.
  • Assisting in kitchen duties.
  • Assisting with the ordering of food.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You will be expected to have an understanding of how a professional kitchen works and have a natural flair and passion for cookery.

Personal qualities

  • You will need to have a good standard of hygiene and cleanliness.
  • Be prepared to take instructions in a busy kitchen.
  • You will need to have good communication skills.

Qualifications required

There are no specific qualifications required although you will need to either have achieved GCSE grades A* to C in Maths and English or equivalent, or be working on achieving these grades by the end of your Apprenticeship.

Future prospects

There may be the possibility to progress onto a Level 3 Apprenticeship on successful completion of your Level 2.

Things to consider

How will you travel to Bray? Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.40 per hour from 1st October 2016. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

The Hinds Head, Bray’s Michelin star pub, is nestled at the heart of the picturesque village of Bray. The menu at The Hinds Head offers a selection of traditional British cuisine, and in keeping with the history of the building, Heston Blumenthal has been working closely with the Tudor kitchen at Hampton Court Palace in a bid to re-introduce historic British dishes like Hash of Snails, Oxtail and Kidney Pudding made with real suet pastry.


The Hinds Head


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Training provider

Whilst working as an Apprentice at the Hinds Head you will be working towards a Level 2 NVQ in Professional Cookery. This will include: •NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery •Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Professional Cookery) •ERR (Employer Rights and Responsibilities) •Functional Skills in Maths and English (depending on prior qualifications)

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Henley College


June Hogan 01491634167

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017