Chef Apprentice Blenheim Palace

Assisting the Chef in preparing meals for the household, ensuring the food is always presented to the highest standards. To assist in the kitchen with the day to day operation and develop skills and knowledge of a chef’s tasks and responsibilities.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9-5

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    21 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Main responsibilities (non-exhaustive):

  • Responsible for executing allocated dishes on time to the required standard
  • Work as part of the kitchen team under the direction of the head chef
  • Work in a clean and tidy manner
  • Maintain a positive and proactive attitude at all times
  • Actively seek to improve skills and achieve personal development
  • Comply with all health and safety regulations.
  • Ensure the Kitchen is tidy and stocked
  • To ensure outstanding presentation of food
  • To offer quick and efficient service.
  • To actively contribute and share ideas
  • To deliver excellent Customer Service to the household
  • To be fully aware of household confidentiality, maintain confidentiality and be discreet at all times.
  • To maintain standards of Health and Safety in accordance with employers instructions and current legislation.
  • Be Hygienic when preparing and serving food.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A ‘can do’ positive attitude to work
  • Ability to establish and develop working relationships
  • Ability to maintain and develop personal performance
  • Self-motivation and a passion for cooking
  • Good work ethic and a commitment to learning

Personal qualities

  • Flexible/adaptable in approach to work
  • Honest, reliable and committed
  • Friendly and approachable manner
  • Pro-active approach to work
  • Smart appearance 


Qualifications required

  • None required

Future prospects

Permanent position

About the employer

Blenheim Palace is Britain’s Greatest Palace and offers visitors a precious time, every time. The Palace was built between 1705 and 1733 for John Churchill, the 1st Duke of Marlborough to celebrate his victory over the French in the Battle of Blenheim on 13th August 1704. Over the past 300 years Blenheim Palace has been the home of the Dukes of Marlborough and is home today to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and their family. As well as a private home, the Estate has been used for a huge number of other purposes throughout our history, including a hospital for wounded soldiers during World War I and a home for evacuees in World War II. In 1950, the 10th Duke of Marlborough opened Blenheim Palace to the public for the first time, and since then millions of visitors have passed through its doors establishing us as one of the finest heritage attractions in the UK.


Blenheim Palace


Blenheim Palace Grounds


OX20 1PS

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Training provider

Delivery of a full apprenticeship which will include

  • NVQ
  • BTEC knowledge 
  • Functional Skill in English at either level 1 or level 2
  • Functional Skill in Maths at either level 1 or level 2

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by HIT Training Ltd


Pamela Knowles 01869 350959

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