Apprentice Chef Pedn Olva Hotel

St Austell Brewery are now looking for their next intake of Chef Scholars which will provide a unique opportunity for anyone wishing to start a career as a Chef.

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

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    30 hrs p/wk however this may fluctuate - Evenings

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    53 weeks

  • Possible start date

    03 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    26 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Do you have a passion for cooking with fresh, locally sourced ingredients? Do you want to work in some of the most sought after locations in the South West?
Why not get first hand experience while you learn and apply for a chef scholarship with St Austell Brewery - with over 160 years of Cornish heritage, we can provide a vibrant and fruitful career in the Hospitality Industry.

Main duties will include:

  • Delivering excellent customer service, at all times
  • Having a flexible approach to working hours
  • Preparing, cooking and presenting food quickly and efficiently, meeting house standards
  • Working safely around kitchen equipment and report any maintenance issues to the manager
  • Following instructions from the Head Chef/Kitchen Shift Manager being responsible for food production for all areas
  • Maintaining personal knowledge by completing in-house training and the CPL online training programme
  • Being involved and contribute at team meetings
  • Carrying out instructions given by the management team
  • Keeping up to date with current menus, specials, upcoming promotions and new menus

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You may have some experience in the kitchen or just have a desire to start a career as a Chef
  • Experience is not essential - in fact, our Chef Scholarships are aimed at those with little or no experience
  • All we ask is that you have a positive attitude and the desire to start a career as a Chef

Personal qualities

We are looking for people who are:

  • Practical
  • Passionate
  • Energetic
  • Great team players

Qualifications required

  • None needed however Maths and English will be assessed as part of the interview process

Future prospects

St Austell Brewery is a family business and as well as brewing beer we are passionate about the food we serve in our pubs, bars, hotels and Inns Upon successful completion of your apprenticeship you will have a chance to grow within the industry as well as the company

Things to consider

Please ensure you can get to and from the venue easily. You also must have transport to get to and from training sessions.

Please consider that the career of a Chef is hard work, based in fast paced kitchens - standing all day

About the employer

The Pedn Olva, with the sea only thirty feet below and flanked by golden sands, is founded on the granite rocks on the southern shores of St. Ives Harbour and Bay. Contemporary, romantic and breathtaking are but a few ways to describe the Pedn Olva, with its 30 distinctive bedrooms, restaurant, bar, terraces and outdoor heated swimming pool that make it an ideal stay for a getaway break, special meal or relaxing lunch. The plethora of windows facing the sea allows our guests to be as close as you can get to floating on the sea without leaving dry land. A safe haven for watching winter storms in front of a granite open fire, or seeing dolphins and seals playing in the bay from our sun drenched terraces.


Pedn Olva Hotel


West Porthminster Beach

Saint Ives

TR26 2EA

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Commis Chef Standard
  • Functional skills in Maths and English if needed

Apprenticeship standard

Hospitality > Commis Chef

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by HIT Training Ltd


Clare Johnson

Other information

• We don't believe in paying apprenticeship rates, so you will be paid £7.00 p/hr or else the minimum wage for your age if higher

• On successful completion of the scholarship, you will have the opportunity to gain a permanent role within the St Austell Brewery Managed Pub Estate
• 20% discount on food and accommodation across our Managed Estate (eligible after a qualifying period)
• Access to our employee reward programme
• Childcare voucher scheme
• Contributory pension scheme

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Oct 2017