Apprentice Chef Andiamo

Brand new opportunity to become a qualified Chef working in a highly rated local Italian Restaurant, cooking to high standards with fresh ingredients.

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Closing date: 02 Oct 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

    Working hours will be based around the following rotas – 3pm till 10pm Tuesday to Sunday with day off to be decided - Monday will be college attendance at Bolton College Deane Road Campus

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    03 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    22 Sep 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This position will require preparation and cooking of food in line with brand and menu specification, ensuring food section is constantly supplied with the full range of menu items avoiding shortages and wastage, food safety, health, safety and welfare of all guests and colleagues.

Duties will include:

  • Prepare ingredients for cooking, including portioning, chopping, and storing food. Wash and peel fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Weigh, measure, and mix ingredients.
  • Prepare and cook food according to recipes, quality standards, presentation standards, and food preparation checklist.
  • Prepare cold foods.
  • Complete daily checks for fridge temperatures and probing cooked foods
  • Completing delivery checklist of chilled and frozen foods
  • Operate ovens, stoves, grills, microwaves, and fryers.
  • Test foods to determine if they have been cooked sufficiently.
  • Monitor food quality while preparing food.
  • Set-up and break down work station. 
  • Wash and disinfect kitchen area, tables, tools, knives, and equipment.
  • Check and ensure the correctness of the temperature of appliances and food.
  • Follow all company and safety and security policies and procedures;
  • Report maintenance needs, accidents, injuries, and unsafe work conditions to manager; complete safety training and certifications.
  • Ensure uniform and personal appearance are clean and professional;
  • Speak with others using clear and professional language.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with others;
  • Ensure adherence to quality expectations and standards.
  • Perform other reasonable job duties as requested by Supervisors.    

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The successful candidate will have good communication skills and team working skills. They should be accurate and particular in their work.


Candidates with experience in a working kitchen preferred

Personal qualities

Good team worker, reliable, enthusiastic and willing to listen and learn. The successful candidate will understand the fast paced demanding nature of the professional Chef/ catering environment and be prepared to thrive in it. A real interest in becoming part of the Catering profession and a desire to exceed.

Qualifications required

English/Maths GCSE A-C desirable


Future prospects

Andiamo will provide the opportunity for the right candidate to learn a valuable trade as a Professional Chef and a permanent position with long term prospects

Things to consider

Reality Check: Please ensure you complete the application in full, as this is the first impression an employer receives of you. To ensure you have checked all spellings (and used Capital letters), it may be of benefit to use a word document and paste on to the application, thus making multiple applications easier. If you need any further assistance or information on this vacancy please email remembering to quote the vacancy title. Other info: Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From October 1st 2016 this will be increasing by 3% to £3.40 per hour). This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

Andiamo Ristorante Pizzeria formerly the Three Crowns Pub prior to a six figure makeover to transform it into an established restaurant five years ago. As a result Andiamo has a winning formula of a sleek, fresh design, combined with the welcoming familiarity of a "Local".




152 Lower Leigh Road




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Training provider

City & Guilds Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate In Hospitality and Catering Principles (Professional Cookery English Functional Skills* Mathematics Functional Skills* Personal learning and thinking skills *Where no exemptions apply

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bolton College


Jennie Furzer

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2017