Apprentice Chef Canterbury Christ Church University

As an Apprentice Chef, you will contribute as part of a professional culinary team to the maintenance and improvement of standards of food and service to meet student and visitor expectations within the constraints of knowledge and ability whilst working towards achieving an apprenticeship qualification in Food Preparation and Cooking.

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £129.50

    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

    37 hours per week, rota basis.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    29 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001288723

  • Positions

    1 available

You will contribute as part of a professional culinary team to the maintenance and improvement of standards of food and service to meet student and visitor expectations within the constraints of knowledge and ability whilst working towards achieving an apprenticeship qualification in Food Preparation and Cooking.

The post holder may be required to work at all University catering outlets depending on business needs.

Main duties:

  • To assist the kitchen team to provide food and hospitality to match customer expectations within the framework of the Catering department agreed standards as directed by the Kitchen production Manager through the Head Chef.
  • To advise the kitchen production manager if you are unable to attend College for any reason, to bring any problems with completing the course at College to the Kitchen production manager.
  • To attend College to complete Apprenticeship qualification in Food Preparation and Cooking.
  • To ensure that the policies of Canterbury Christ Church University are implemented and adhered to where applicable
  • To contribute to day-to-day operational standards with particular reference to food storage and presentation, maintaining the highest level of cleanliness in the kitchen and immediate surrounds within the resources available
  • To ensure a high standard of personal hygiene and to adhere to the current food safety, Fire and Health and Safety legislation.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Good knowledge of health and safety

Personal qualities

  • Team worker
  • Flexible
  • Diplomatic
  • Customer focused
  • Aptitude for cooking

Qualifications required

GCSE Maths and English C grade or higher (or equivalent). 

Future prospects

Possible permanent position.

Things to consider

Preferably you will have a level 1 or equivalent qualification in Food Preparation and Cooking and a certificate in Food Hygiene. From 1st of April 2017 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 or over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. Those between the ages of 19-24 who are in their second year (or third year) need to be paid the National Minimum Wage for their age bracket. In April 2016 the new National Living Wage was implemented and therefore if you are over the age of 25 and in your second or third year of an Apprenticeship you will be entitled to be paid the National Living Wage. Please see below for further information: https://www.livingwage.gov.uk/?gclid=CMOGwaHa3coCFQ2eGwodbwUDgw

About the employer

For more than 50 years, Canterbury Christ Church University has been a big part of the Kent community, providing education which makes a real and positive difference to people’s lives.

Employer

Canterbury Christ Church University

Address

Rochester House

St. Georges Place

Canterbury

CT1 1UT

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Training provider

NVQ Level 2 Professional Chef. 

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider

CANTERBURY COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Canterbury College


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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017