Professional Cookery - Level 2 - Apprentice Chef - Wakefield Black Bull

Working in this busy restaurant the suitable candidate will be working within the kitchen area. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who has a true interest and passion in the catering industry and really wants to get on the ladder to a long and successful career.

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Closing date: 15 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

    30 HRS including time spent in college – Working week Monday-Sunday on a rota basis, to include evenings and weekends

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    22 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    04 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Applicants must be hardworking, a good listener & communicator, can work well within the team and use their own initiative and in return the right candidate would be working with highly trained and motivated staff that will pass on their skills knowledge and expertise.  Excellent communication skills are essential due to the nature of this post.


  • To learn, and take responsibility for, organising and controlling the efficient and economic production of quality food within the allowed budget, whilst maintaining high standards of cleanliness and hygiene in line with EHO regulations. To learn and assist in delivering safe working practices and systems of work throughout the facility.
  • To learn and carry out the tasks assigned by the Head Chef / Kitchen Supervisor
  • To learn and follow all procedures as specified in the Procedures Manual.
  • To learn and adhere to Hygiene Regulations.
  • To learn and carry out cleaning duties as required by the Head Chef/ Supervisor.
  • To ensure food is well presented/garnished as required by the Head Chef/Supervisor and The Standards Manual.
  • To learn to and monitor and document quality control procedures as required by the Head Chef / Supervisor.
  • To embrace the financial ethos when it comes to housekeeping, hygiene and that care is always taken of the facility’s fixtures/furnishings and equipment.
  • To ensure that effective communication takes place in order to ensure that operational information is shared fully.
  • To learn and assist in ensuring the general security within the kitchen area in particular the security of store rooms, freezer, fridges. Etc.
  • To learn and follow the kitchen procedures based of the principles of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) and The Safer Food Better Business Handbook.
  • To learn and assist in maintaining high standards of cleanliness in the facility and relevant check sheets are completed.
  • You will ensure that food is prepared in accordance with customers’ orders whilst ensuring that methods and standards of service provision within the timescales required, ensuring high standards of food at all times.
  • To learn and assist in continuously improving the financial performance, including in areas measured by key performance indicators. E.g. Food GP Margin.
  • And any other duties commensurate with the grade and falling within the scope of the post, as requested by Management.

Apprentices must show commitment to the following:

  • To achieve apprentice framework (Key Skills, NVQ and Technical Certificate) within the specified time frame
  • Attend the apprenticeship induction programme
  • Attend all of the training sessions for the programme whenever necessary
  • Undertake any other required development work as part of the apprenticeship programme as requested
  • Any other duties as deemed appropriate by senior staff.
  • To complete training assignments and maintain a student portfolio, which will be assessed by an assessor
  • Framework.

Apprenticeship start throughout the year and are open to any age of candidate.

It is important that qualifications are listed on your application no matter what the grade, as your application is sifted and sent to the employer based on meeting the Employers Vacancy Criteria.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Multi tasker,
  • Polite,
  • Able to follow instructions but also show initiative,
  • Good communication skills,
  • Must have the ability to work under pressure and at speed.
  • Candidates must be flexible regarding working hours

Personal qualities

  • Hardworking,
  • Be able to work long shifts on their feet,
  • Enthusiastic,
  • Attentive.
  • Enthusiastic approach to all aspects of work.
  • Excellent timekeeping,
  • Professional and presentable appearance,
  • Able to work as part of a team.
  • Have a true interest and passion for the catering and hospitality industry, patient and be willing to learn.

Qualifications required

2 GCSE’s at Grade A* to G  / 1-9

Future prospects

Progression onto a higher level apprenticeship

Things to consider

This position will require a late finish on various days and also weekend work and will involve long periods of standing. Please provide a mobile telephone number on your application, if successful, an invitation via text message will be sent to you, to attend college for approval on the apprenticeship programme. It is essential you attend this interview to process in full your application to the employer. Please note that certificates showing acquired qualifications are required as part of your application, please bring with you the following information to your approval meeting at college: • Photographic proof of ID • Qualification certificates • National Insurance Number • Updated CV Please send your updated CV before the vacancy closing date to Please ensure in the subject box of your email that you type your “Full Name” and “Apprenticeship Subject Area” If you require help with putting together a CV or Interview skills, please contact: 01226 216 123 for our FREE Workshops. Please ensure travel to this employer's location is realistic and something you could commit to.

About the employer

The Black Bull Midgley, Wakefield


Black Bull



Bar Lane



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Training provider

Delivery to be completed onsite and day release at Barnsley College, Student  to complete an intermediate technical certificate in Professional Cookery

Functional Skills in Maths and English if required.  

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Barnsley College


Julia Caldwell 01226 216 166

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Closing date: 15 Oct 2017