Culinary Apprentice York Marriott Hotel

Do you love cooking and are you looking to progress your skills this is an exciting opportunity to gain an Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery with Babcock Training whilst working for Marriott Hotels. Apply Today!

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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

    40 hours over 5 days Various Shifts

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    25 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    12 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This position is paid at Apprentice Rate (£3.50 per hour, increasing to £5 per hour after 6 months service) and the successful applicant will be contracted to work 40 hours over 5 days including early mornings, evenings and weekends.

The successful Culinary Apprentice will need to enrol on a Professional Cookery Apprenticeship qualification with Babcock International, Marriott UK's NVQ Training Provider and fulfil their study requirements alongside the job. Please check eligibility criteria for government funding with Babcock International prior to applying for the position.

Job Tasks include:
• Learning how to prepare Breakfast [including the Egg Station], Buffet Lunches, a la Carte Dining, Bar Meals and Room Service for the Chase Bar and Grill in addition to preparing meals for the staff canteen.
• Learning how to prepare Banquet meals and private dining including Weddings, Conference lunches and Parties.
• Completing required Professional Cookery Apprenticeship with Babcock International, ensuring excellent attendance levels.
• Shadowing experienced Chefs to learn more about the kitchen environment and what it takes to succeed as a Chef.
• Attending Marriott Culinary Apprenticeship Academy training courses on Fishmongery and Butchery to enhance skills and raise profile in the company.
• Communicate and work closely with the Food and Beverage Service team to ensure prompt service and full understanding of menu items.
• Assist in the preparation of daily specials to develop culinary skills and creativity.
• Report maintenance needs, accidents, injuries, and unsafe work conditions to Manager.
• Speak with others using clear and professional language. Developing and maintaining positive working relationships with others.
• Standing and walking for an extended period of time. Reaching overhead and below the knees, including bending, twisting, pulling, and stooping. Moving, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, and placing objects weighing less than or equal to 25 pounds without assistance.
Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.
As an Apprentice you will be included on a Professional Cookery Qualification. Your Qualification will be delivered by an Award Winning Training Provider who will support your learning and development throughout your Apprenticeship. This will involve a Vocational Learning Advisor coming to visit you on a regular basis to deliver the training and guide you through your Apprenticeship.



Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

A keen interested in cookery is essential for this role. If you can demonstrate what you have done in the past to try and develop your cookery skills, either at School, Home or in a previous job role then this would be advantageous. Good communication skills are also necessary, so that you can communicate with other members of the kitchen team and also the Restaurant and Bar team.

Personal qualities

We need someone who is dedicated to developing their culinary career and willing to learn new skills. You must be a hard worker, able to take direction from others and have a positive mind-set.


Qualifications required

None Specific

Future prospects

Our previous Culinary Apprentices have progressed through the ranks to become Commis Chef, Demi Chef de Partie, Chef de Partie and Junior Sous Chef.

Things to consider

This position is a very physically active position with long periods of standing. Although Kitchen duties are mainly back of house, the Culinary Apprentice will be expected to host the Egg Station during breakfast which will involve face to face contact with our guests - a great way to build confidence and customer service skills. Please note you could be asked to interview earlier than date given, as we are looking to fulfil the positions as soon as possible. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Follow us on Facebook The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training. More info is available at

About the employer

Marriott Hotels, Marriott International’s flagship brand with more than 500 global locations, is advancing the art of hosting so that our guests can travel brilliantly. As a host with Marriott Hotels, you will help keep this promise by delivering premium choices, sophisticated style, and well-crafted details. With your skills and imagination, together we will innovate and reinvent the future of travel. The York Marriott Hotel is situated in grounds overlooking the racecourse, with a busy bus route passing right by our door, and connections in and out of both York and Leeds we are very easy to reach.


York Marriott Hotel


Tadcaster Road



YO24 1QQ

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Training provider

Intermediate Diploma in Professional Cookery.
•Competency Based Element: NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery
•Knowledge Based Element: Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Professional Cookery)
•Functional Skills in Maths & English (Both Level
•Employment Rights and Responsibilities
•You will be assessed by workplace visits

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Babcock Training Limited


Debbie Pennington 01704 502 243

Employer's Application Instructions

To continue please click apply. At this point you will enter the Babcock International website where you can review the Job Vacancy in more detail and apply. Please complete the application form. Your details will be sent to the Employer. Any problems applying or enquiries please call Debbie on 01704 502 243.

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

Apply now

Closing date: today