Do you love cooking and are you willing to learn if so this is an exciting opportunity to learn and earn by gaining an Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery with Babcock Training whilst working at The Bluebell Inn. Apply today!

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

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    30 hours, 5 days out of 7, various shifts (TBC).

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We are seeking highly motivated individual to add to our ambitious kitchen team. The successful applicant will be creatively minded with passion and respect for the provenance of food and locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.

Someone who relishes the pressure of the kitchen environment, ensuring standards are met and maintained. The successful candidate will perform many basic tasks of food preparation to start with and have a natural flair for cooking.

As an Apprentice Commis Chef you will be expected to learn the dishes as shown to you, to the standard set by the head chef, at this stage of your career it is understood that you are still learning.

You will remain calm while multitasking, as you will often be called upon to carry out many different duties simultaneously in a brief amount of time.

This is a full-time position with great development possibilities for the right individual who is looking for a career not just a job.

  • Be responsible for maintaining up to date product and menu knowledge, and maintaining a high standard of food preparation and presentation, ensuring portion and quality control.
  • Willing to learn, good co-ordination, need to be clean, good timekeeping, keen to improve and learn.
  • Be confident, willing to learn, able to multitask.
  • Knowledge of working in a busy kitchen and cooking experience would be an advantage.
  • Good time keeping and organisational skills also be enthusiastic and have a keen interest in food and the hospitality industry.
  • Honest and reliable.
  • Support with collecting and checking deliveries as required and placing them in the appropriate storage areas.
  • Be responsible for ensuring high standards of cleanliness of all areas in the kitchen and of equipment.
  • Ensure food preparation and control meets requirements in respect of COSHH, Food Safety and Health & Safety regulations are adhered to and any incidents are reported in line with procedures.

As an Apprentice you will be included on a Food Production and Cooking Qualification. Your Qualification will be delivered by an Award Winning Training Provider who will support your learning and development throughout your Apprenticeship.

This will involve a Vocational Learning Advisor coming to visit you on a regular basis to deliver the training and guide you through your Apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work within a team.
  • The successful candidate must be flexible and dedicated to producing food to the standards required.
  • Must want to use this as an opportunity to start in a career as a chef.

Personal qualities

  • Good timekeeping and organisational skills
  • Enthusiastic, willing to learn
  • Have a keen interest in food and the hospitality industry
  • Honest and reliable

Qualifications required

No formal qualifications required.

Future prospects

This is a temporary contract for the length of the Apprenticeship. At the end of the Apprenticeship you will hold a qualification and experience to attain further positions within Hospitality sector to attain work.

Things to consider

Please note you could be asked to interview earlier than date given, as we are looking to fulfil the positions as soon as possible. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Follow us on Facebook 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

The Bluebell is situated in the pretty market town of Henley-in-Arden, just outside of Stratford upon Avon lies the Bluebell freehold pub and restaurant. Kate and Joe Adams brother and sister run this fabulous establishment. All food is cooked from fresh locally sourced, whether you are having Afternoon Tea or venture on to the Al a Carte menu for an experience of Michelin style cooking you cannot fail to be impressed.





High Street


B95 5AT

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Training provider

Intermediate Diploma in Professional Cookery.

  • Competency Based Element: NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery
  • Knowledge Based Element: Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Professional Cookery)
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • You will be assessed by workplace visits

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Babcock Training Limited


Debbie Pennington 01704 502 243

Employer's Application Instructions

To continue please click apply. At this point you will enter the Babcock International website where you can review the Job Vacancy in more detail and apply. Please complete the application form. Your details will be sent to the Employer. Any problems applying please call Debbie on 01704 502 243.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Sep 2017