Kitchen Assistant Apprentice Decadent Catering

Looking for a career in Catering? Decadent Catering Ltd in Leicester city centre have a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to join their team as a Kitchen Apprentice.

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Closing date: 17 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £105.00

    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

    30 hours per week 5 days per week 7am-1.30pm (30 hours per week, with a half hour unpaid lunch break)

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    25 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    18 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001232316

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties include:

  • You will help support by assisting in the stages of food preparation and presentation of our Business breakfasts and lunches in time for delivery to local business’.
  • You will be preparing the fillings and making of hot/cold sandwiches/wraps/rolls, cooking small savouries, salad dishes, baking, cutting and decorating cakes, all to a high standard and ensuring consistency at all times. 
  • We also cater for Canape Events, Celebrations, Corporate Events which will involve you preparing, cooking and baking a variety of Canapes, Hot and Cold Dishes.  
  • The main part of the role itself will be working in our purpose-built kitchen as well as the occasional request from Customers to provide a sit-down meal with waitering service and/or Self Service Buffett. 
  • You will also be responsible for stock rotation, the cleanliness of the kitchen, and the implementation of HACCP.
  • You will need to be able to work unsupervised and therefore be very self-motivated.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Excellent time management skills and able to prioritise

Organisational skills

Personal qualities

A genuine interest in food preparation and presentation/baking/cooking

Handling of food and ensuring hygiene levels are met to a high standard at all times, maintaininga high level of tidiness throughout

A mature and positive ‘can do’ attitude

Flexibility, especially during busy periods of business

Able to seek ideas and initiative

Establish strong relationships with colleagues and customers and maintain a professional image at all times

Warm, friendly and genuine with excellent all round communication skills

Qualifications required

No formal qualifications required, however GCSE Grade A-C in Maths and English (or equivalent) would be advantageous. An initial assessment would take place prior to the start of the Apprenticeship training programme.

Future prospects

Most employers working with Leicester College are keen to offer permanent employment to a reliable, hardworking individual based on their performance throughout their Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

(Overtime available during busy periods of business and when we are booked for events during evenings and weekends). 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

Decadent Catering is a privately owned family run catering company based in central Leicester providing catering across the city and into the Midlands. We provide not just Champagne and Canapés but everything from one platter through to a complete banquet on time, every time. Decadent Catering provides high quality food made daily from fresh produce using only the finest ingredients, presented and packaged so they make an instant positive impression on people. For staff or customers, our exceptional food makes an amazing impact for your company or for special occasions, product launches, parties and celebrations through to conferences and major corporate events. Decadent catering prepares all our food fresh every day, ensuring its quality and presentation never fall below our high standards.

Employer

Decadent Catering

Address

86 Conduit Street

Leicester

LE2 0JN

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Training provider

The successful candidate will be trained towards the following qualifications:

  • QCF Certificate in Food Production and Cooking(NVQ)
  • Certificate in Food Production and Cooking(VRQ)
  • Level 1 Functional  Skills in Mathematics and English.

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider

LEICESTER COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Leicester College

Contact

Recruitment Team 0116 2295512 apprenticeships3@leicestercollege.ac.uk


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Closing date: 17 Sep 2017