Level 2 Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery Wessex Hotel

As an apprentice, you will be shadowing the Head Chef, working to produce breakfast and evening meals. You will learn and practice comprehensive techniques and methods used in the catering industry, whilst expecting to be enthusiastic, hardworking and reliable and keen to learn.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    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

    5.5 days out of 7, split shifts. Total 40 hrs per week.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    1 years

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    15 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The Wessex Hotel is situated in Street, Somerset. We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated young chef to work a 40 hour week over 5.5 days with split shifts.

You will be covering both breakfast and evening shifts, whilst shadowing the Head Chef, learning and practicing comprehensive techniques.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Keen interest in preparing food.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Enjoy working in a team.
  • Motivated.
  • Hard working.

Personal qualities

  • Friendly and positive.
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work independantly and follow instructions.

Qualifications required

Desired - Maths and  English-Grade C or above, but not essential.

Future prospects

-Functional skills in Maths and English if required. -A La Carte Menu experience and Production. -Level 3 NVQ/Diploma in Professional Cookery.

About the employer

The Wessex Hotel in Street, Somerset warmly welcomes you to enjoy our hospitality whilst exploring this varied and beautiful part of Somerset in the glorious, golden, West Country. From the rugged hills and deep gorges surrounding Wookey Hole Caves and the famous Cheddar Gorge to rolling English countryside and riverside walks, Somerset is truly a jewel in the English crown. The nearby historical town of Glastonbury and Cathedral City of Wells are close by, with Glastonbury Torr visible from the Hotel.


Wessex Hotel


High Street


BA16 0EF

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Training provider

  • Level 2 NVQ/Diploma in Professional Cookery.
  • Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality Catering principles(Pro Cook)
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English if required(Required id GCSE's at grade C or above have not been achieved)

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Alert Training UK Limited


Amanda Lamble 01722 332212 amanda.lamble@alerttraining.co.uk

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017