Apprentice Chef Red Lion

Within the rural surrounding of the little country village of Babcary, The Red Lion Inn which specialises in fine dining pub cuisine are looking for a highly motivated, keen and enthusiastic individual to join the team as an Apprentice Chef; with intention of progressing up through the business.

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £141.75 - £246.75

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage rates are £4.05 an hour for 16 - 17 year olds, £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

    Thursday - Sunday (35)

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    12 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001228390

  • Positions

    1 available

Within the rural surrounding of the little country village of Babcary, The Red Lion Inn which specialises in fine dining pub cuisine, are looking for a highly motivated, keen and enthusiastic individual to join the team as an Apprentice Chef.  There is scope to develop and progress up through the business. The owner of The Red Lion Inn has strong links with many professional chefs both in London and the South of France; within that lie opportunities for the successful candidate to complete placements in both of these locations after completing their apprenticeship, if they are the right person. The Red Lion Inn is looking for someone who is passionate about food, who is creative and can think outside of the box and someone who is willing to learn all aspects of the business. The Red Lion Inn also provides outside catering, indoor and outdoor events and holds various weddings throughout the year. This position would be ideal for any candidate that wishes to create a superb career in cuisine. This position will require you to carry out the following tasks:

  • Preparing Vegetables/Fruit/Meat/Fish
  • Making sauces
  • Making pasties
  • Blanching chips
  • Making sausages
  • Washing & Cleaning
  • In time creating your own dishes
  • Serving
  • Some front of house.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills, at all levels
  • Good organisational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise conflicting work demands

Personal qualities

  • Adaptability  
  • Enthusiasm and can do attitude
  • Ability to work as part of a larger supportive team
  • Tact and diplomacy

Qualifications required

No qualifications required but good secondary education is desired 

Future prospects

The possibility of progression onto a full time position on completion of the apprenticeship or progression onto a higher level apprenticeship

Things to consider

One day a week will be spent at Strode College, Street while undergoing the apprenticeship. This position is situated in a rural location – So you will need your own transport. 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).

About the employer

A beautiful thatched country pub in the heart of the unspoilt Somerset village of Babcary.

Employer

Red Lion

Address

Broadacre

Babcary

Somerton

TA11 7ED

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Training provider

Level 2 Commis Chef

Functional Skills in Maths and English if necessary

Apprenticeship standard

Hospitality > Commis Chef

Training provider

STRODE COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Strode College


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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017