Are you looking for a career as a Chef? The Langton Greenhouse and Garden Centre in East Langton have a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to join their kitchen team as a Chef Assistant Apprentice!

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Closing date: 29 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Shifts TBC, will include weekends on a rota basis.

    Total hours per week: 36.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    05 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As a member of the kitchen team the successful candidate will learn all aspects of working within a busy kitchen under the supervision of the Head Chef.

Duties include:

  • You will be trained in cooking, stock management and other aspects of running a complex kitchen in a challenging environment -this will be recorded in line with national standards through your apprenticeship with Leicester College.
  • You will be trained to cook and prepare as per company requirements while maintaining high standards of cleanliness in all of the areas of the kitchen.

The successful candidate will have a genuine passion to become a chef and will want to grow and learn all aspects of the industry.

This position will give the top candidate the chance to progress right up the career ladder and we will invest a great deal of time and effort to support the best individual. In the longer term and for the right person, this may lead to substantial opportunities for the apprentice to progress through within the sector.

Consequently we are looking for a capable and motivated individual who takes a great deal of pride in their work and demonstrates a ‘can do’ attitude towards their responsibilities.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Organisational skills and an ability to work as part of a team.
  • Flexibility in terms of tasks undertaken.
  • Ability to manage own workload.

Personal qualities

  • Passionate about food.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Hard working and self-motivated.
  • Confident and eager to learn new skills.
  • Good interpersonal/communication skills.
  • Pleasant and welcoming.
  • Reliable, responsible and honest.
  • Energetic and highly motivated to succeed.
  • Ability to use own initiative.

Qualifications required

  • No formal qualifications required, however GSCE Grade A- C in English and Maths (or equivalent) are desirable.

Future prospects

Most employers working with Leicester College are keen to offer permanent employment to a reliable, hardworking individual based on their performance throughout their Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

This role involves working at weekends and some evenings. Previous cooking qualification or some relevant cooking experience would be desirable but not essential.

About the employer

The Langton Garden Centre - We here at the Langton Garden Centre have everything you need to really take advantage of your outdoor space, whether it be plants and landscaping that suits your garden, ornaments to really set it off and furniture to sit back and enjoy it all with. Our horticulturists are always on hand to help you achieve your goals for your project, be it big or small. The Greenhouse Café - Welcome the Greenhouse Café. We have been serving up fresh coffee, tea, cake, breakfast and lunches since the beginning of 2013 and we have become a very well established café restaurant in that time. Whether you're having lunch with the little ones up in the Kid's Corner, having coffee and a catch up on the sofas, breakfast while reading the paper on a snoozy Sunday morning or taking advantage of a seldom seen opportunity for some alfresco dining, we have all you need to have a relaxing and enjoyable visit.




Langton Greenhouse and Garden Centr

Melton Road

East Langton

LE16 7TG

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Training provider

The successful candidate will be trained towards the following qualifications:

  • QCF Certificate in Food Production and Cooking(NVQ).
  • Certificate in Food Production and Cooking(VRQ).
  • Level 1 Functional  Skills in Mathematics and English.

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Leicester College


Recruitment Team 0116 2295512

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Closing date: 29 Oct 2017