Apprentice Chef Devonshire Arms Country House

Do you have a passion for food? Dream of becoming a Master Chef? The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa are searching for an Apprentice Chef with a love of food and a desire to learn. The Apprentice will work amongst skilled professionals, using quality ingredients to create a variety of dishes from simple home fare to fine dining.

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Closing date: 13 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    The apprentice will work 40 hours per week (inc college one day per week) This role will involve working evenings and weekends and may be subject to changeable shift patterns.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    23 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Main duties:

  • To ensure that the food is prepared and presented to the highest standards as required by the Company and to present it at the times required.
  • To ensure that your designated section, equipment and utensils are always kept clean and tidy to the standards required by the kitchen.
  • To be fully conversant with all menus, in particular those which are the responsibility of your section and of their recipes and quantities.
  • To assist the Chefs in the rotation of stocks and correct storage procedures ensuring the appropriate stock levels.
  • To report any defects in machinery and equipment immediately to your section leader.
  • To ensure that food product is not wasted and that standard recipes are adhered to at all times.

This list of duties is not exhaustive and additional duties may be required within reason for the better fulfilment of the role and the needs of the business.

General responsibilities:

  • To complete all Health & Safety and job skills training as required.
  • To work in accordance with company Health & Safety guidelines especially in relation to Hazard and Accident.
  • To be responsible for your own health and safety and that of your colleagues, in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) and relevant EC directives.
  • To provide a healthy and comfortable working environment, smoking is prohibited throughout the Hotel.
  • To undertake any training/coaching required by the Company to enable you to perform your duties effectively.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of food are essential.
  • Ability to work both on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Very good communication skills, specifically the ability to follow instructions.

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to learn and a passion for food are essential.
  • Must be of smart appearance with excellent personal hygiene standards.
  • Must be prepared to work in all kitchens at a variety of locations.

Qualifications required

  • Candidates will ideally have a minimum of 3 GCSE  A* - D grade (or equivalent qualifications). This is helpful but not essential.
  • No other qualifications required as training will be provided. 

Future prospects

This role offers the potential to become a permanent member of staff with the Devonshire Group and many excellent opportunities to continue to develop. There will also be opportunities available to progress and move within the group's prestigious hotels and restaurants at Chatsworth, Baslow, Pilsley, Beeley, Burnsall and Bolton Abbey. You must have a love of food and be excited about the prospect of becoming a Chef. In return we offer: • £4.40 per hour in your first year plus gratuities. • The opportunity to work in a highly rated restaurant • Fair hours of work • Experience in a variety of food from simple home fare to fine dining • The opportunity to work with high quality ingredients • The chance to visit other exciting food venues • The opportunity to learn from first rate Chefs • The prospect of showcasing your skills to VIPs • A guaranteed job at the end of your apprenticeship

Things to consider

Transport would be an advantage as public transport is limited at some sites. However, some accommodation may be available.

About the employer

The Devonshire Group which includes Chatsworth, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and their acclaimed hotels are offering a unique opportunity for young people wishing to train as apprentice Chefs. Devonshire Group sites with opportunities available include prestigious hotels and restaurants at Chatsworth, Baslow, Pilsley, Beeley, Burnsall and Bolton Abbey.


Devonshire Arms Country House



BD23 6AJ

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Training provider

  • This is a level 2 Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery and will include a combination of workplace assessment and college attendance. There is scope to progress on to an Advanced apprenticeship after this for the right candidate.
  • Apprenticeships are changing and detailed information about the delivery of this apprenticeship is not yet available. More information on course content and assessment methods will be discussed at interview.
  • Depending on the start date of the apprenticeship, this may be a Framework or a Standard.
  • If candidates do not have A*-C (4-9) or equivalent in Maths & English at GCSE there will be a requirement to do Functional Skills up to Level 2.

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Craven College


Sarah Haworth 01756 693686

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Closing date: 13 Nov 2017