Chef Apprenticeship - Level 2 The Royal Sovereign

Apprentice Chef wanted for the Royal Sovereign Pub in Shoreham-by-Sea. Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Catering and Professional Chefs.

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Closing date: 01 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

    37.5 hours on a flexible shift pattern. Usually Monday to Saturday (12pm - 2.30pm) and 5.30pm - 9pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    02 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This apprenticeship introduces core skills for working in professional cookery. You will learn key areas of catering such as:

  • Teamwork
  • Food safety
  • Hygiene

The Level 2 is suitable for individuals who:

  • Cook
  • Prepare and finish food avoiding shortages and wastage 
  • Ensure a constant a supply of the full range of menu items.

The apprenticeship encompasses:

  • Food safety 
  • Health & safety 
  • Welfare 

You will develop skills dealing with a menu and cook from scratch using fresh ingredients.

This role may include college day release starting in September.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Enthusiasm to work as part of team
  • Reliabilty

Personal qualities

  • Love of food
  • Food preparation 
  • Cooking
  • Creativity
  • Lots of energy 
  • Keen to learn
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment whilst remaining calm and focused on the tasks

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Grade E in English and Maths or equivalent

Future prospects

Following successful completion of the Apprenticeship you may be offered a full time work position and may want to further develop your skills by enrolling onto a Level 3 qualification (performance related).

Things to consider

If you are shortlisted to attend interviews, our Recruitment Adviser will contact you via telephone and email. Please ensure you check these regularly as you may miss out on any important information we provide you with. Due to the large volume of applicants, if you have not heard back within 2 weeks of your application it will indicate you have unsuccessful. Interview and start dates are subject to change. All applications must be made through Apprenticeship Vacancies website. Do not contact the employer direct as this may result in your application not being considered.

About the employer

A traditional old English Public House, located near Shoreham harbour, which serves a range of home cooked pub food including Sunday Roasts, but also a offer a selection of Thai and Asian cuisine and a great place to grab a local hot or cold drink any day of the week.


The Royal Sovereign



Middle Street


BN43 5DP

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Training provider

Apprentices are allocated an Assessor who visits the apprentice in the workplace approx every 4 weeks. Visits include some 1 to 1 time, observation of the learner working as part of the assessment and feedback process.  

This role may include college day release.

The Apprenticeship is made up of the following components:

  1.  Diploma Level 2 - this is the practical and knowledge based component where the apprentice demonstrates that they have the skills and knowledge to meet the required national standard.
  2. Functional Skills are delivered at the college and are made up of English, Maths, and ICT. The apprentice builds up a portfolio to show they are able to effectively communicate and use numbers in the workplace. Each Functional Skill is assessed by an online test and a portfolio of evidence. The level of Functional Skill will depend on the level of the apprenticeship and previous qualifications.
  3. ERR (Employee Rights and Responsibilities). This component is used to make Apprentices aware of their employment rights and responsibilities. The apprentice completes this component in question and answer format in a workbook.
  4. PLTS (Personal Learning and Thinking Skills) comprises six groups of skills that together with the Functional Skills are essential to success in learning, life and work. These are managing one's self, managing relationships with others, managing one's own learning performance and work. These are embedded within the other components of the apprenticeship framework.

In-house training will be given on the following

  • Food safety
  • Food preparation
  • Stock control
  • Work Place Cleanliness


Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by City College Brighton & Hove


Hayley Warne 01273 667788

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017