Apprentice Chef Blackburn Pub & Eatery

We have a vacancy for an apprentice chef at our popular pub and eatery in Liverpool’s Georgian quarter.

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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

    Minimum of 30 hours per week. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We are looking to recruit an apprentice chef who is passionate about a career in the industry to join our small and intimate team for our popular pub and eatery.

Working with our head chef and his team we need an apprentice chef to help prepare and cook our varied menu that uses local fresh ingredients. We also are always open to new ideas and dishes as we as a restaurant are constantly changing.

You will gain great experience here whilst also attending The City of Liverpool College as part of an apprenticeship programme.

We have a vacancy for an apprentice chef at our popular pub and eatery in Liverpool’s Georgian quarter. We use locally sourced, fresh ingredients and the main duties and responsibilities for our apprentice commis chef are:

  • Maintain health, hygiene and safety when storing and preparing food
  • Prepare basic vegetable dishes
  • Prepare basic meat and poultry dishes
  • Prepare pasta dishes
  • Prepare basic soups
  • Prepare basic fish dishes
  • Prepare different desserts
  • Set up and close kitchen
  • Take directions and guidance from supervisors and managers.
  • Help set up and close down the kitchens

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ideally some previous experience in food preparation
  • Able to work in a food preparation environment

Personal qualities

  • Confidence in ability to succeed
  • Flexible
  • Commitment to the role
  • Willing to learn (in work and College)
  • Able to keep calm and positive in a pressured environment

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 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. Working in an intimate kitchen in close proximity with other chefs, working under pressure, and long days standing. Work hours can be as late and 10pm some days and can start as early as 9am if required.

About the employer

The Blackburne has been at the heart of the local community for almost a century, serving a fine selection of wines, beers, and local and guest real ales with a true community spirit. Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner with Grill Night Thursdays, and a king-sized homemade Sunday roast – we pride ourselves on only using locally sourced, fresh ingredients – nothing is frozen except the ice cream!


Blackburn Pub & Eatery



Catharine Street


L8 7NL

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Training provider

Level 2 NVQ 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: 30 Sep 2017