Apprentice Chef and Kitchen Assistant Ring O' Bells

The Apprentice Chef and Kitchen Assistant will contribute to the smooth running of all aspects of the food and drinks service elements of the resident’s home. Including serving drinks and possible light meal preparation for the residents, the job will involve some food preparation to support/relief the chef.

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Closing date: 24 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £105.00

    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

    30 hours per week, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    04 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001318052

  • Positions

    1 available

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with day-to-day food preparation operations in the kitchen- This will include, but is not limited to routine food preparation, stock planning and management, kitchen equipment cleaning and maintenance and cleaning after food service and before shut-down
  • Assist and support food service operations for effective restaurant and bar food provision. This will include, but is not limited to, ensuring that customers are served politely and efficiently, that orders are filled as quickly as possible, that all orders taken are recorded and billed and that the restaurant is prepared and maintained in good order
  • Maintain high quality food service and preparation standards.
  • Contribute to menu planning and development.
  • Ensure cost control and cost-effectiveness whilst maintaining high quality standards
  • Assist other general pub functions as occasionally required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills and the ability to listen effectively are essential while working in a busy kitchen
  • Able to organise and prioritize own task and to provide a good catering service to the customers.

Personal qualities

  • Positive outlook
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Listen to and follow instructions
  • Good clean appearance to maintain high standards
  • Trustworthy, polite and a sense of humour

Qualifications required

No specific entry requirement as support will be given on programme.

Future prospects

Opportunity of progression onto a higher level apprenticeship or full time position on completion of the programme

Things to consider

The kitchen can be potentially be a dangerous working environment the applicant needs to be able to act in a safe and responsible manner, follow all safety procedures that are in place. Split shifts, working environment requires patient, compassionate, friendly approach with the ability to cope during very busy times. One day a week will be spent at Strode College undergoing the taught input of the programme. 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, £7.05 for anyone aged 21 to 24 and £7.50 for those over 25. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information visit: www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

About the employer

The Ring O Bells is a friendly village pub with a great atmosphere, excellent food with very accommodating staff. It is a traditional pub, serving high standard traditional food with excellent service, catering for all appetites both young and the more mature.

Employer

Ring O' Bells

Address

High Street

Wells

BA5 1JZ

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Food Production and Cookery Apprenticeship
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English if necessary 
  • PLTS
  • ERR

Apprenticeship framework

Hospitality

Training provider

STRODE COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Strode College


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Closing date: 24 Oct 2017