Apprentice Chef Signature Living Ltd

Alma de Cuba, Liverpool’s most spectacular restaurant and bar, an island in the heart of the city, an independent spirit that leaves a lasting impression, is looking to recruit an apprentice chef.

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Closing date: 26 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Wage: From £175:00 Per Week Hours: 35 hours per week over 5 days

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    29 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

An exciting opportunity to join the kitchen brigade at Alma de Cuba, in Liverpool City Centre.

The role involves working in busy kitchen with a team of chefs producing high quality food using a variety of cooking methods. You will require a keen interest in food and be able to do several tasks at once and be able to show off your creative side presenting dishes in imaginative ways.

  • Preparing, cooking and presenting food in line with required standards.
  • Making sure food is served promptly.
  • Monitoring food production to ensure consistent quality and portion size.
  • Following relevant hygiene, health and safety guidelines.
  • Working effectively as part of a team.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.

Personal qualities

  • Wants to work in a busy environment.
  • Will work as part of a busy team.
  • Can liaise with customers.
  • Remain clam under pressure.
  • Using your own initiative.
  • Smart & tidy appearance.
  • Good personal hygiene.
  • Willing to learn.
  • Good time keeping.
  • Flexible approach to work.

Qualifications required

  • Ideally a Level 1 catering/hospitality qualification and a minimum of Entry Level 3 in Maths and English but a real passion and interest in cooking is the key to this role.

Future prospects

The prospect of a full-time role is here on successful completion of your apprenticeship programme.

Things to consider

Other Important Information/Reality Check Working in the catering industry requires dedication, commitment, and hard work, many of the hours are anti-social and involve late finishes, so suitable travel arrangements need to be considered. Important Information to be Considered: Training on the Apprenticeships Programme for 16 to 18 year olds is a priority and fully-funded by the Government for non-levy paying employers. Training for Apprenticeships for those over this age is part funded, with employers expected to make a part or full contribution.

About the employer

At Signature Living, we have shaped a truly unique and bespoke accommodation experience – right in the heart of Liverpool City Centre – that far surpasses what you’d come to expect from a run-of-the-mill hotel in Liverpool. Our Liverpool accommodation is of the highest standard, incorporating stunning decor throughout with many of our accommodation sites having a double whirlpool bath, cinema room and fully-equipped kitchens all part of the package all in the very centre of Liverpool. Signature Living is proud to cater for all types of accommodation for large groups, families and couples all of whom can take advantage of our memorable facilities. As a guest of Signature Living, you will be subjected to our personalised concierge service which commences long before your journey to your luxury accommodation in Liverpool. Our aim is to ensure that you make the most of what Liverpool has to offer, giving you all the relevant information that you find of interest so that we can make sure your stay as pleasurable and unforgettable as possible.


Signature Living Ltd


78 Seel Street


L1 4BH

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Additional location information

Alma de Cuba's Restaurant & Bar is based in the conversion of the former St. Peters Catholic Church on Seel Street.

Training provider

  • NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in Hospitality Services (Food Preparation) – one day per week at Duke Street site in Liverpool city centre plus Functional Skills in English and Maths if required.

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider

Liverpool Community College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The City of Liverpool College


Nikki Smith 0151 252 3163

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Closing date: 26 Sep 2017