NVQ L2 Professional Cookery Apprentice The Herb Garden Harbour

An exciting opportunity has arisen for The Herb Garden Harbour to employ a L2 Apprentice Chef. You will work alongside the Head Chef and qualified staff to learn how to run a fully functional kitchen.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 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

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    1 years

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    16 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You will help and assist in the preparation of meals to the satisfaction of the Head Chef.

The Head Chef will allocate duties on a daily basis.

You will attend college to work towards your NVQ L2 Professional Cookery qualification.

Duties will include:

  • Learning from the Head Chef the main duties and responsibilities of running a kitchen.
  • Basic food preparation.
  • Assisting Chef de Parties.
  • Plating cold starters and desserts.
  • Cleaning of all areas following Health and Safety.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Basic Knife skills
  • Basic food knowledge

Personal qualities

  • Hard working and reliable.
  • Enthusiastic about food.
  • Able to work evenings and weekends.
  • High standard of personal hygiene and appearance

Qualifications required

  • No qualifications necessary but to have some experience in the industry would be an advantage.

Future prospects

A full time position for the right person on completion of the NVQ L2 Professional Cookery qualification

Things to consider

Where the restaurant is situated, make sure you can get there on time. The post requires somebody who is prepared to work hard and can work evenings and weekends. The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): From April 2017 the ANMW was set at £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 Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

The Herb Garden Harbour on Royal Quays Harbour in North Shields is the same company as the Newcastle Herb garden. The Herb Garden Harbour is one of the most beautifully engineered and functional restaurants facing onto the Marina.They are committed to quality, fresh and locally sourced produce with a good selection of burgers to salads, wraps, pasta and seafood and a mouth watering selection of desserts.


The Herb Garden Harbour


Royal Quays Marina

North Shields

NE29 6DU

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Training provider

  • 1 day per week to attend Tyne Metropolitan College
  • NVQ L2 Professional Cookery.
  • Functional skills Maths and English if you do not have GCSE A-C in Maths and English.
  • ERR booklet

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Tyne Metropolitan College


Mandy Greener 0191 2295175 mandy.greener@tynemet.ac.uk

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017