Professional Chef Apprenticeship with UJB The Union Jack Club

Great opportunity to undertake a Professional Chef Apprenticeship (Level 2) with The Union Jack Club.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    40 hours including one college day per week. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    12 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Chef Apprenticeship position available to learn the preparation and cooking of all fresh ingredients on site.

This will include meat, fish, poultry, vegetables, breakfast, banqueting and desserts.

You will learn basic kitchen skills and in addition learn about food hygiene, health and safety, storage and cleaning.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent personal presentation
  • Reliable
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Flexible to the needs of the job/industry
  • Willing to learn

Personal qualities

  • A strong interest in food - preparing and cooking ingredients
  • This a practical position
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Motivation is key

Qualifications required

  • GCSE English and Maths grades A-D (or equivalent)
  • GCSE Cookery/Food Tech desirable

Holding a degree would exclude you from being government funded for the Apprenticeship Programme.

Future prospects

Upon successful completion of level 2 intermediate apprenticeship you may be able to progress to level 3 advanced apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Remember, this is a physically demanding role. You will be working in a hot and busy kitchen. Also, you will work a rota which may require you to work weekends and evenings. 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

Ideally located within 1 minute walking distance from Waterloo Station, the Union Jack Club is a charity for serving and former Non-Commissioned Members of the Armed Forces, providing a haven with all the facilities and more of a modern hotel in a relaxed and comfortable environment.


The Union Jack Club


Sandell Street



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Training provider

  • On the job training 4 days a week and also 1 day a week at WKC
  • Commis Chef Apprenticeship standard
  • Functional Skills English and Maths at Level 1, progressing to Level 2

Apprenticeship standard

Hospitality > Commis Chef

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Westminster Kingsway College - Hospitality 'Workforce Development


Susan Milbank

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017