Apprentice Chef – Home Cooked Fresh Pub The Red Lion

Excellent opportunity to learn how to cook! We do not microwave frozen food, we create, prepare and cook all our dishes on the premises and you will learn to create these dishes alongside our experienced team. We are in a rural location and public transport is not frequent so own transport or a lift is essential.

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Closing date: 22 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

    Wednesday – Thursday 3- 10pm (approx) Friday and Saturday 9-10pm (shift within these times) Sunday 9-4 Paid day in college Hours to be decided but will be minimum 30 (plus 8 in college

    Total hours per week: 38.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    52 weeks

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Apprentice Chef required to work alongside our Head Chef and newly qualified chef.

Duties to include:

  • Preparing food from scratch
  • Kitchen cleaning duties
  • Learn alongside our chefs to cook and prepare the dishes on our menu

Excellent opportunity to learn how to cook!

You will be our second apprentice so we know what to do to help you and make you grow.

Hours of operation can be seen on our website, along with menus.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Committed
  • Punctual
  • Interested in cooking 

Personal qualities

  • You must WANT to be a Chef, it is a vocation – the hours are long, hard, hot and the tension levels can be high in a busy kitchen
  • Committed
  • punctual
  • Reliable

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above or equivalent

Future prospects

Progression within the company.

Things to consider

**The potential applicant will need to plan transportation to and from work due to the location and shift pattern.**

About the employer

Rural freehold pub in rural Staffordshire, current owners have been there for 7 years and introduced the restaurant in 2011. Home cooked Fresh food is their vision and if you check out trip advisor you will see this is being achieved


The Red Lion


The Boundary


ST10 2NU

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Training provider

  • Training will be provided to undertake an apprenticeship in hospitality and catering - Professional Chef both by the employer and by attendance at Stoke on Trent College
  • NVQ
  • Technical certificate
  • Functional skills in Maths and English

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Stoke-on-Trent College


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Closing date: 22 Oct 2017