Apprentice Chef Marston Group Plc

Looking for a career in hospitality? Start as a Kitchen Apprentice with The Boat House, part of Marston's and gain a Level 2 in Commis Chef. This is work based learning and your training will be provided by Lifetime Training.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 09 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £121.50

  • Working week

    30 hour shifts including evenings and weekends

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    24 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001237347

  • Positions

    2 available

Our Apprenticeships

We are looking for a motivated, passionate individual to join our team as an Apprentice Kitchen Assistant.

You will be responsible for assisting in the preparation, cooking and presentation of food with the aim to delivering an excellent customer experience. You would also be required to undertake all reasonable duties as assigned by the head chef.

  • Ensuring all menu items and specials are prepared, cooked and presented to company specification
  • Maintaining portion control and ensuring wastage is kept to a minimum
  • Receiving and checking food deliveries
  • Assisting the Head Chef with orders, stock taking, food hygiene, training and development of the team
  • Ensuring that all kitchen equipment is maintained and is working correctly
  • Maximising the full sales potential of the restaurant and ensuring high standards are maintained

You must have basic cooking skills and have the desire to learn new ones. You will have a good working attitude and enjoy the buzz of working in a busy kitchen environment.

As part of this apprenticeship you will work towards an industry wide recognised NVQ Level 2 in Professional Cookery. The training will be delivered in the form of work based learning and will include functional skills.

The Apprenticeships last for 12 – 15 months, and will enable you to develop through a structured training programme. As an Apprentice with Marston’s, you will gain a nationally recognised qualification an NVQ Level 2 Kitchen Services, giving you an ideal grounding for a career in the hospitality industry. Learning is all on-site, so there is no need for our Apprentices to attend college, and our Apprentices are all paid national minimum wage, which is above the standard Apprentice rate. Throughout your Apprenticeship you will be supported by your Manager and our Apprenticeship provider too, so you will be given all the help and advice you need to succeed. Upon completion of the Marston’s Apprenticeship Programme, you will be set up to develop further through the Marston’s career path.
 
Ideal candidate

We are looking for enthusiastic, committed individuals with a desire to develop and succeed. You will be required to deliver a high standard of customer service. Able to work under pressure, you must also be able to resolve any customer complaints to achieve a satisfactory outcome. You’ll also ensure high standards of cleanliness whilst ensuring at all times that legal requirements are strictly adhered to. You must be able to work a minimum of 30 hours per week.
 
About Marston’s

Marston’s PLC is a leading independent pub retailing and brewing business. We are a truly national operator with over 1,700 pubs and five regional breweries situated throughout the UK. We are also the market leader in the development of new pub restaurants having invested over £140 million within the last five years to build over 100 new outlets! And that’s not all… we’ve also continued to invest heavily in our existing pubs, undertaking major refurbishments and evolving our brands and we plan to open an additional 30 new sites each year.
 
The Benefits and Rewards

As you’d expect from a name like Marston’s the rewards and benefits are competitive to say the least, but perhaps more importantly there’s ample scope and opportunity to make your mark, plus the genuine prospect of running your own pub sooner rather than later. For starters we can offer:
 

  • A competitive hourly salary
  • The chance to work in a fun and friendly environment
  • 20% Discount Card* (across our managed estate) and 30% discount at work
  • Childcare voucher, stakeholder pension and save as you earn schemes (after a qualifying period)
  • Marston’s Rewards online discount scheme
  • Long service awards
  • Ability to develop through our Keyholder, Chef Development and Deputy Manager Programmes

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You need to have a keen interest in Kitchen Services Industry and be dedicated to working towards your qualification.

Personal qualities

  • We are looking for enthusiastic, committed individuals with a desire to develop and succeed
  • You will be required to deliver a high standard of customer service
  • Able to work under pressure, you must also be able to resolve any customer complaints to achieve a satisfactory outcome
  • You’ll also ensure high standards of cleanliness whilst ensuring at all times that legal requirements are strictly adhered to
  • You must be able to work a minimum of 30 hours per week.

Qualifications required

No qualifications required

Future prospects

Possible progression onto further qualifications and a full time position.

Things to consider

The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early. 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). For more information visit: www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

About the employer

We’ve been running pubs and brewing beer in one form or another for over 180 years. Now we’ve got 13,000 people working for us and many more in partnership with us, and they all share our passion!

Employer

Marston Group Plc

Address

London Road

Daventry

NN11 7HB

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Training provider

  • Commis Chef
  • Functional Skills in Maths
  • Functional Skills in English
  • Functional Skills in ICT

Apprenticeship standard

Hospitality > Commis Chef

Training provider

LIFETIME TRAINING GROUP LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd


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Closing date: 09 Oct 2017