Apprentice Chef The Canvas Cafe


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Closing date: 30 Sep 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

    Tuesday-Friday and Sunday, 9:30am-5:30pm

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    07 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    10 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Food prep, including sandwiches, salads, and cooked lunches.
  • Baking cakes.
  • Following recipes.
  • Cleaning and organising kitchen.
  • Adhering to health and safety guidelines.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Organised
  • Follow recipes
  • Clean and tidy
  • Enthusiastic

Personal qualities

  • Passionate about food
  • Friendly
  • Willing

Qualifications required

  • Will need Level 2 food hygiene but we will provide training.
  • GCSE English and Maths A-C/or equivalent qualifications desirable.

Future prospects

Could lead to head chef at our organisation. Sous chef at other organisations (larger) or head chef at smaller organisation.

Things to consider

Shifts will be 9:30am-3:00pm or 9:30am-5:30pm, Sundays always required to work.

About the employer

Social enterprise café and creative venue in Shoreditch, just off Bricklane. We make homemade food served with warm service. We run events in emotional health & wellbeing.


The Canvas Cafe


42 Hanbury Street


E1 5JL

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Maths

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


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


Lynn Parsonage 020 8257 4586

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017