Apprentice Chef Ship Innsmugglers

Will need to be available week days, evenings and weekends, Assist in the day to day operations of the kitchen.

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Closing date: 30 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

    30 plus hours per week including weekends

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    15 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

About the Job Role

Currently in search of a reliable full time Kitchen Apprentice that will take on the challenge of working in a busy kitchen at a fast pace, lots of changes and who will be able to adapt efficiently and accordingly. Week days, week evenings and weekends. Please note you will be required to work every weekend. One to one mentoring from the Head Chef will be provided also, giving the right candidate the opportunity to grow within the business. The right candidate will be a good team player, take instructions effectively and action this accordingly, have good practical ability and an eagerness to learn.

Duties may include but are not limited to: 

  • Preparing food
  • Organising food
  • Cooking
  • Cleaning
  • Dishwashing
  • Stock taking

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Pick things up quickly, can prioritise orders, good time management, take instructions effectively, good communicator, good team work ethics and service orientated

Personal qualities

Able to keep up with the fast pace of a kitchen, learns quickly, able to work on own initiative, adaptable to change, working collaboratively with others, striving for excellence and maintaining the high standards/quality of food produced

Qualifications required

5 A* - D GCSEs (or equivalent) including English and Maths

Future prospects

Working towards Chef de Partie within the business

Things to consider

Working every weekend, Saturday and Sunday. Split shifts 10am 3pm and 6pm 9pm. In a small village a short walk from Teynham station, can prove difficult without own transport.

About the employer

A contemporary pub, eating house and functions venue on the North Kent Coast A warm welcome awaits you here at the Ship Inn, Conyer, owned by Swale Marina. This famous 18th Century freehouse previously known as The Ship Inn and Smugglers Restaurant has been completely renovated and extended to offer just the right atmosphere you would want and expect in a quality pub & eating house. Not only will the roaring fire, comfy armchairs, and wide choice of cask ales attract those wanting an enjoyable pint but the pub is also offering a traditional menu using locally sourced produce. During the summer months the courtyard and garden is open offering panoramic views of the creek, marina and marshes across to the Swale. As well as being a traditional local, The Ship is situated right on the creek and the Saxon Shore Way, and is an ideal venue for the many walkers and birdwatchers passing through the hamlet. Dogs and children are very welcome, and if you are coming by road, parking is available. Visitors by sea can berth in Swale Marina.


Ship Innsmugglers


Conyer Quay


Conyer, near Teynham and Sittingbourne


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Training provider

Level 2 Food Production and Professional Cookery

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Mid Kent College of H & FE


Jayne Jordan

Employer's Application Instructions

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This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017