Catering Apprentice Johnson Matthey (Nominees) Limited

You will prepare fresh ingredients and learn to cook to a high standard. You will also learn to prepare the dining areas at City Office for lunches / buffets / dinners and how to run front of house for those events, with a focus on excellent customer service.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday: 7.30am – 3.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    07 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    27 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The apprentice will be learning to carry out the following tasks and duties and will be proficient by the end of the one-year apprenticeship:

  • Assisting the Chef Manager in the preparation and cooking of hot and cold food dishes.  Will be supported in developing the skills to prepare and cook specific dishes to a high standard.
  • Learn about HACCP guidelines and record temperatures within set guidelines.
  • Assist with the clear down of the kitchen at the end of each service.
  • Assisting the Food Services Assistant in the preparation of all dining and kitchen areas for lunch service / other events. Clearing and cleaning dining areas at the end of service ensuring that they conform to hygiene standards.
  • Working with the Food Services Assistant to ensure that service runs smoothly and to a high standard at all times (replenishing food, water, clearing plates etc).  Learning to resolve any issues or complaints swiftly, providing feedback to the Chef Manager.
  • Completing regular temperature checks of the hot and cold tables during service as directed.
  • Assist the Food Services Assistant with the stocking of meeting rooms with water and glasses as well as providing refreshments discreetly at the commencement of meetings and as required and clearing afterwards.
  • Coding and recording department invoices.
  • Supporting the team whilst other members are absent. e.g. helping temporary staff, assisting with planning menus and ordering food within budget.
  • To carry out any other duties that are within the employee’s skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Customer focused – able to promote a professional image.
  • Able to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Well organised and able to multi-task.
  • Can-do attitude.
  • Flexible approach.

Personal qualities

  • A passion for food.
  • High standard of personal hygiene.

Qualifications required

  • English and Maths GCSE at grade C or above (or equivalent) as a minimum.
  • Experience in a similar role is desirable.
  • Food Hygiene Qualification is desirable.

Future prospects

Excellent prospects for the right candidate.

Things to consider

• Uniform is provided – but you must be responsible for ensuring it is clean and neat at all times. • No unnecessary jewellery should be worn. • This role may entail occasional evening and weekend overtime (TBC). • Day release for College – expected to work during college holidays.

About the employer

As a global leader in sustainable technologies, we apply our cutting edge science, creating solutions with our customers that make a real difference to the world around us.


Johnson Matthey (Nominees) Limited



Farringdon Street



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Training provider

  • Level 2 Commis Chef standard
  • Functional skills in: Maths and English level 1

Apprenticeship standard

Hospitality > Commis Chef

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Newham College of Further Education


Lynn Parsonage 020 8257 4586

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017