Kitchen Assistant Apprentice The Vine Trust

Excellent opportunity working for an established restaurant based in the Walsall area, with 25 years’ experience in catering. Our catering facility ranges from our contemporary restaurant, school catering and outside events.

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Closing date: 30 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

    Mon-Sat shift patterns between 8am and 4:30pm

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    29 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice to work for a thriving, contemporary cafe within a busy restaurant environment, based in Walsall.

The Apprentice will play an important team role in the day-to-day planning, organisation and smooth running of the food preparation are, to ensure all quality standards are met to meet our customer’s needs.

Duties to include:

  • Supporting in the kitchen to help prepare, cook and bake food items
  • Receiving and storage of stock
  • Helping to maintain standards of personal hygiene, dress and appearance
  • Helping to maintain the cleanliness of the working areas and the kitchen
  • Washing and drying up
  • Shopping for ingredients.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Candidates must be well organised with good communication skills.
  • We require excellent people skills to build up a great rapport with our customers.
  • A professional and polite telephone manner is required as well as the ability to work on their own initiative.
  • The successful candidate will be a team player who is able to work well under pressure.

Personal qualities

  • Candidates must be hardworking, reliable and willing to complete any tasks associated with their job role.
  • Candidates must have a good attitude to work, with a presentable appearance.

Qualifications required

Grade A*-C/4 or above in GCSE Maths and English or equivalent qualifications.

Future prospects

To be decided upon completion of training.

Things to consider

Candidates must be aware that they may be asked to work on public holidays e.g. Bank Holiday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Mothers'/Fathers' Day. These days will form part of your day to day working week.

About the employer

Vines cafe and restaurant on High Street, is the result of a partnership between Walsall based Vine Social Enterprises and Living Springs, the Stourton based charity that helps young teenage mums and vulnerable families. Vines main aim is to be the best quality dining and catering business in the area so that we can deliver the maximum benefit to the young people we train and support through aspirational work experience placements and employment. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that we give the best quality skills and experience to our trainees in order to kick start their future career in the catering and hospitality industry.


The Vine Trust



Lower Hall Lane



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Training provider

  • Hospitality Team Member standard Level 2
  • Functional skills in Maths and English if required

Apprenticeship standard

Hospitality > Hospitality Team Member

Training provider

Performance Through People

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Performance Through People


Lesley Turner 01922 651100

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017