This is an exciting new apprenticeship where you will be trained to be a professional chef.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Shift system up to 48 hours per week

    Total hours per week: 48.00

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Apprenticeship duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    07 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    28 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As a trainee chef you will be cooking all meals using fresh ingredients.

This is an exciting new role for Hippo Inns, you can start your career training to be a chef.

Your duties will include:

  • Prepare and cook food to a high standard.
  • Ensure food preparation is carried out according to Food Safety and legal Requirements.
  • Ensure Food Storage adheres to Food Safety and legal Requirements.
  • Assist in maintaining the cleanliness of the department.
  • Actively support the Hippo Inns Group ensuring that the Customer experience is truly engaging throughout each and every interaction throughout their visit.
  • Wear the appropriate clothing for their role and maintain a high standard of personal grooming.
  • Attend legislative training as required.
  • To promote a helpful and professional image to the customer, giving full co-operation to any customer requiring attention.
  • To support departmental standards in the preparation, production and delivery of food and meals to ensure that we meet our customers’ expectations.
  • To attend to customer queries and enquiries in a caring and helpful manner and with a commitment to dealing with the issue in a positive way.
  • To anticipate customer needs whenever possible to enhance the quality of food service offered by the pub, to ensure customer loyalty is maintained.
  • To ensure the customer is treated correctly, first time, every time.
  • Communicate any problems to senior management, and liaise with them with complaints beyond your control.
  • To ensure care and attention is taken when handling company property to protect company assets and ensure that all stock, equipment is safe and secure at all times.
  • To observe all Fire, Health & Safety & Food Safety Regulations attending any training session’s necessary to keep you updated on new legislation and ensuring compliance with all current legal requirements. To be aware of your responsibilities in accordance with the company Health & Safety procedures.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Ideally some experience of working in Catering/Hospitality.

Personal qualities

  • A passion for cookery
  • Good timekeeping skills
  • Trustworthy
  • Team player
  • Hard working

Qualifications required

  • GCSEs A-C English and Maths/or equivalent desirable.
  • Level 1 Catering/Hospitality.

Future prospects

Excellent for the right person.

Things to consider

This apprenticeship is 48 hours per week working on a shift system which will include evenings and weekends. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour from April 2017. 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

At Hippo Inns we believe and want to ensure, that our pubs are the best and one of a kind within the neighbourhood. We want our pubs to be the hub of the local community, a home away from home for our locals where food, drink and service are always exceptional. Our name Hippo Inns has come about as a result of Rupert Clevely’s (our Chief Rhinoceros) three daughters saying, “Dad, you’ve been wallowing around doing nothing for far too long.” Rupert and his wife Jo were the founders of Geronimo Inns which they sold to Youngs in 2010. We all felt it was about time they got back in the game. Family values are what we are all about. We are a small team dedicated to delivering great food and drink at a sensible price in glorious surroundings.




20 Prince of Wales Road



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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Maths
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Newham College of Further Education


L Parsonage 02082574586

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017