We have an exciting opportunity for someone interested in becoming a Chef, if you have a passion to cook fresh locally produced ingredient please apply.

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Closing date: 03 Nov 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

    37 hours- shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    12 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available


  • Preparation of all food – Meat, Fish, salad, soups and sauces.
  • Making deserts and Pastries.
  • Freshly made pizzas. 
  • Slow cook of meets.
  • Stock rotation.
  • Following Health and Safety.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good cooking skills.

Personal qualities

  • Common scene.
  • Reliable and punctual .
  • Good work ethos.
  • A passion for cooking.

Qualifications required

  • No prior qualifications required.

Future prospects

The qualifications and experience gained on this Apprenticeship will allow you to apply for further roles within this sector and allow you to create a long term career.

Things to consider

Please ensure you complete the application in full, as this is the first impression an employer receives of you. To ensure you have checked all spellings (and used Capital letters), it may be of benefit to use a word document and paste on to the application, thus making multiple applications easier. If you need any further assistance or information on this vacancy please email remembering to quote the vacancy title. The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for Apprentices is £3.50. 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 National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies. The minimum wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

The Fat Pig has been refurbished throughout. We retained the historic features of the building with the original fireplaces and parquet flooring, yet adapted it into a cosy and welcoming modern restaurant. The Fat Pig has a ‘casual yet premium feel’ with informal drinking and dining areas on the ground floor, incorporating themes of local Lancashire history and the sites former incarnation as a county police station, then with more formal dining room and restaurant on the first floor. We believe in producing excellent quality food using fresh and locally sourced ingredients. We rear our own rare breed pigs in Belmont, Bolton-hence the restaurant name choice. Our signature of premium pork from the farm to fork. The Fat Pig has a vast selection of cask ales, wines and cocktails. Families are always welcome at The Fat Pig and we have a wonderful “Little Piggies” menu. We’re proud to be a Great British institution and we’re excited to be opening our doors to the people of Westhoughton and beyond…




646 Manchester Road




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Training provider

  • NVQ Professional Chef.
  • Functional Skills Maths and English.
  • Technical Certificate.

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bolton College


01204 482032

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Closing date: 03 Nov 2017