Apprentice Pizzaiolo Chef Pizza Express Ltd

If you have a passion for food and enjoy cooking & experimenting with dishes at home, this is the perfect apprenticeship for you!

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

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    30 hours shift work

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    07 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    04 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

With 'Pizza in Style' at the backdrop of everything we do, we are committed to delighting our customers with what we believe are truly authentic, top quality pizzas and serving them with fantastic levels of service. We now employ over 10,000 people in over 400 restaurants across the UK and under our Milano branding in Ireland.

You will work alongside our current Pizzaiolo's to prepare pizza and other meals for customers in our busy restaurant.

In our business we call our Chefs “Pizzaiolos” - this name reflects the passion and expertise required to produce the market leading, top quality pizzas we serve.

We are looking for highly talented Pizzaiolos to run the kitchens in our special restaurants. Far from being hidden away behind the scenes you’ll be an integral part of the team and a real focus for our customers. The majority of our kitchens are open plan so your flair and expertise with our dough will entertain children and delight adults alike. We therefore look for people who have a real passion for providing a fun atmosphere whilst creating our delicious food. Making truly authentic pizzas from scratch, to order, is a point of difference to most of our competitors so we look to our Pizzaiolos to take pride in every single dish that leaves the pass.

You will be responsible for assisting in:
•    The preparation, cooking and presentation of food with the aim to delivering an excellent customer experience. 
•    You will also be required to undertake all reasonable duties as assigned by the head chef. 
•    You must have a passion for cooking and possess a desire to learn and develop new culinary skills. 
•    You will have a good working attitude and enjoy the buzz of working in a busy kitchen environment. 

Ideally you’ll have previous experience of working in a busy kitchen and running busy services. You’ll also understand that we operate a business that opens across the whole week and you will have the flexibility to work shifts that reflect this.

You’ll be familiar with the health and safety standards required in a top class brand and you’ll be comfortable overseeing the stock ordering system to ensure your kitchen is set up for success. Finally you’ll understand just how vital the relationship is between the back of house and front of house teams, you’ll therefore be a role model and ensure working practices are seamless to ensure our customers receive a world class experience.

In return for your efforts, we will tailor your development plan and will go out of our way to provide a work environment, salary and benefits package that motivates and encourages everyone. Our aim is to create a happy, healthy and sensible life/work balance for all and our benefits include, pension, company maternity/ paternity leave, 20 days holiday plus bank holidays, a share of customer tips, discount scheme at our restaurants and PizzaExpress/Milano celebration events.

As part of this apprenticeship you will not only gain an Level 2 in kitchen services you will also learn your way around a kitchen, food hygiene and safety and how to prepare the finest ingredients that go in to every one of our pizzas.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Must be keen to start career in hospitality & catering
    Basic knowledge of food and cooking

Personal qualities

Ability to work well within a team

Qualifications required

No Qualifications Required

Future prospects

Ongoing training and development encouraged by the employer which will give the applicant the opportunity to move on to a full time job.

Things to consider

The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early.

About the employer

What floats our boat? Four simple things. Beautiful music. Stunning design. Unique experiences. Exceptional food. To us, these are special. Always have been. Always will. It's just who we are.


Pizza Express Ltd


117A King Street


WA16 6EH

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Training provider

Hospitality Team Member Apprenticeship - Food Production 
Functional Skills in Maths
Functional Skills in English
Functional Skills in ICT

Apprenticeship standard

Hospitality > Hospitality Team Member

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd

Other information

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From October 1st 2016 this will be increasing by 3% to £3.40 per hour). This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Oct 2017