Apprentice Kitchen Assistant

The Blacksmiths Arms

An Apprentice Kitchen Assistant is required. Working within this busy environment you will be working with the Chef and Kitchen Staff to ensure that all general kitchen duties are carried out.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 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

30hrs per week

Total hours per week: 30.00

Apprenticeship duration

12 months

Possible start date

03 Jul 2017

Date posted

27 Sep 2016

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

Working within this busy environment you will be working with the Chef and the Kitchen Staff to ensure that all general kitchen duties are carried out.

Duties will include

  • Preparing food,
  • Unloading deliveries from suppliers,
  • Good housekeeping and following the Health and Safety Regulations.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Flexible approach to work, energy and enthusiasm.
  • The ability to carry out tasks quickly and follow instructions.
  • Good communication skills and ability to use own initiative.

Personal qualities

  • Team player, with good attendance and time keeping.
  • Must be keen to learn and have an interest in cooking.

Qualifications required

  • Good general education.

Future prospects

Within the role you will gain further training and there is the prospect of employment at the end of the training.

Things to consider

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

Geoff, Catherine and family welcome you to the Blacksmiths Arms, which offers you roaring real fires, sandstone floors, wooden beams and a warm, hearty welcome.

Now in our 20th year, we are a family owned, family run,traditional, independent freehouse country pub. We like to think that service, value for money and a friendly welcome go hand in hand.

Since taking over the pub in 1994, the Blacksmiths Arms has been extensively renovated and modernised. It is the oldest pub in the village of Swainby, Established in 1775, only 10 minutes from both Northallerton & Stokesley, yet still retains all the charm and characteristics you would expect to find in a family run country pub. However, with the addition of the “Barn” restaurant in 2009, the facilities for customers are second to none.

We are proud of our coveted 5 star Foof Hygiene rating.
We actively campaigned to have the scheme locally adopted, we were the first Establishment in North Yorkshire to be awarded the 5 rating, back in December 2010.

The food at the Blacksmiths Arms is of the highest quality, with everything freshly prepared in the kitchens, which has been verified by trading standards.

It is home to our famous “Steak on a Stone”, where you can see your steak cooked to perfection before your very eyes on a hot stone. You are guaranteed a unique culinary experience at the Blacksmiths Arms.


The Blacksmiths Arms


2 Black Horse Lane




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Training provider

Full training will be provided and you will gain a qualification in Hospitality Services Level 2.

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by TEAM Wearside


Gillian Currie 01915142799

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2017