Apprentice Chef, Edwinstowe VILLAGE VENTURES LIMITED

If you love food and are passionate about becoming a great well rounded Chef this is the apprenticeship for you. It’s exciting and an opportunity to work alongside an experienced and dedicated Head Chef.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £105.00 - £140.00

  • Working week

    8 hours per day 5 days out of 7 on rota basis (earliest shift start 7:30am, latest shift finishes 10pm). Includes split shifts.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    01 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Learning a range of cooking techniques you will be able to prepare, cook and finish an array of fresh and well-made dishes to a very high standard.

The hotel operates a breakfast menu, an extensive a-la-carte menu that changes every 6-8 week and a specials board that changes constantly. This is a great opportunity to learn a range of skills and techniques.

Main duties and responsibilities include:

  • Opening the kitchen and preparing for service.
  • Washing, peeling and cutting vegetables.
  • Preparing meat, poultry and fish ready for cooking.
  • Preparing and plating starters.
  • Using the various cooking equipment as trained to do so.
  • Preparing and plating main courses ensuring a high specification of presentation and ensuring every plate of food looks, smells and tastes amazing.
  • Use the stone pizza oven to cook the perfect pizza.
  • Prepare a range of home-made desserts.
  • Complete relevant kitchen documentation.
  • Clean down after service.
  • Maintain a good level of cleanliness and work to hygienic practices.
  • Enjoy what you do and do what you enjoy.

Applicants will be required to attend an Assessment Centre with Vision Apprentices as part of the screening process.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Hardworking and reliable.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Basic experience of working in a kitchen.

Personal qualities

  • A genuine interest in becoming a Chef and working with fresh local produce.
  • Artistic nature to create amazing food.
  • Good personal hygiene and hygienic working practices.
  • Ability to build good working relationships with colleagues.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Grades A to C or equivalent are essential, specifically Maths and English,2017 grading system, grade 9 – grade 4.

Future prospects

Vision Business has strong employer links within the sector and we encourage all our employers to consider further opportunities, this may include progression onto an advanced/higher apprenticeship or full time employment.

Things to consider

Please note: • Only applications with a current contact number and/or email address can be accepted. • All applications are acknowledged by telephone in the first instance. • Every applicant must attend a Vision Business Assessment Centre prior to being presented to the employer. • From 1st April 2017 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training. For more information visit: On successful appointment: • You will be entitled to receive statutory annual leave. • This is a weekly/monthly paid post. • You are responsible for funding your own travel to and from your place of work. • You must work with your Specialist to complete apprenticeship work on time and to the best of your ability. • You must conduct yourself in a safe and diligent manner and comply with health and safety policies and procedures. • You must uphold and promote the company policies and procedures, promoting those specifically to your area of work, including Equality and Diversity and Safeguarding. • Please note this vacancy may close earlier than the planned closing date in the event of the position being filled.

About the employer

The Forest Lodge Hotel is an eighteenth century coaching inn located in the village of Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire. We are a four star accredited inn and are rated under the National Accessible scheme as level 1. We are listed in the Good Beer Guide and have previously won Nottinghamshire Pub of the Year. We provide excellent food. We have 13 guest bedrooms, of which five are on the ground floor.





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Training provider

  • Vision Business is part of the West Nottinghamshire College Group.  West Nottinghamshire College is one of the largest and most successful colleges in the country with a well-earned reputation for excellence particularly in the areas of apprenticeships. The college was named a national Beacon College in 2009. With 30,000 students nationwide and links with over 2,000 employers, we are a high-profile centre of education that is well known for producing work-ready, ambitious and highly-skilled individuals.  We offer apprenticeships, advanced apprenticeships and adult apprenticeships in a range of sector specialisms.
  • An apprenticeship is an on the job learning programme that allows you, the apprentice, to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence. You will be expected to work towards theory elements in addition to putting the theory into practice, some of this will be in your own time.
  • As part of your apprenticeship and dependent on your prior attainment you may be required to complete Maths, English and ICT Functional Skills which are an integral part of your apprenticeship.   Upon successful completion you will be awarded additional certificates of recognition.
  • Vision Business will also work with you to ensure your knowledge of Employment Rights and Responsibilities are at the required level for an apprentice.
  • Should you have any questions or wish to discuss this or any other vacancy please call the Vision Apprentices team on 01623 627191 extension 8799.

Apprenticeship standard

Hospitality > Commis Chef

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Vision West Nottinghamshire College


Lee Speed 01623 627 191

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017