Professional Cookery and Production Apprenticeship - level 2 - Joseph Norton Academy - Huddersfield WELLSPRING ACADEMY TRUST

As a Hospitality & Catering Apprentice you will work as part of the Hospitality Team, which plays a key role in supporting the school to deliver a high quality catering provision.

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Closing date: 24 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

    Monday to Friday – flexible times from 8am to 4pm

    Total hours per week: 32.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    09 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

This Apprenticeship is at Joseph Norton Academy, part of the Wellsping Group and is based in Huddersfield.

At part of the apprenticeship you will undertake the level 2 NVQ qualification in Food Production and Cookery. As well as a thorough induction into the school and the role you will receive regular support to help you to develop within both your current role and future career.

There are a variety of catering and hospitality duties that may form part of your job.

You will be expected to carry out your duties in line with the School’s and Trust’s policies, procedures and relevant legislation. You will be made aware of these in your appointment letter, contract of employment, induction, ongoing performance management and development and through school communications.

Purpose of Post

The purpose of the post is work as an integral part of the Hospitality Team taking particular responsibility for the delivery of the school’s catering function.

Key Areas

  • Work effectively as part of a hospitality team
  • Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food
  • Maintain a safe, hygienic and secure working environment whilst maintaining accurate records
  • Gain an understanding of employment rights and responsibilities in the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism sector
  • Produce basic dishes as part of the pupils’ lunch time provision
  • Maintain an efficient use of resources including food
  • Prepare, operate and clean specialist food preparation and cooking equipment
  • Liaise with the staff team to ensure that an individual’s nutritional needs are met
  • Prepare meals for distribution
  • Modify the contents of dishes
  • Prepare and cook food to meet the requirements of allergy suffers
  • Prepare meals to meet relevant nutritional standards set for school meals
  • Promote new menu items
  • Present menu items according to a defined brand standard
  • Cook-chill- food
  • Cook-freeze food
  • Give customers a positive impression of self and the school
  • Complete kitchen documentation
  • Communicate with suppliers and place orders
  • Support pupils to play an accurate role in the hospitality team
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development
  • Comply with all necessary policies and procedures relating to child protection, equality and diversity, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person

The lists below are not exclusive or exhaustive, and the school may require the job holder to undertake additional duties commensurate with the level of the role.


You will be expected to carry out your duties in line with the Academy’s policies, procedures and relevant legislation. You will be made aware of these in your appointment letter, statement of particulars, induction, ongoing performance management and development through school communications.

As part of your wider duties and responsibilities you will be required to promote and actively support the school’s responsibilities towards safeguarding.  Safeguarding is about keeping people safe and protecting people from harm, neglect, abuse and injury. It is about creating safe places, being vigilant and doing something about any concerns you might have. It isn’t just about the very old and the very young, it is about everyone who may be vulnerable.

 As part of Wellspring Multi Academy Trust, Joseph Norton Academy is the only special school in Kirklees catering for pupils in Key Stages 2-4 with severe and complex Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties (SEMH).  Joseph Norton Academy is the same as any other school in that we have high expectations of our pupils; build a secure and happy atmosphere in which pupils can learn effectively; offer a broad range of subjects and qualifications, including GCSEs.  However, we are different to other schools in that we organise our pupils into nurture groups; structure our day and our curriculum to support pupils with SEMH difficulties and employ specialist staff to support the special educational needs of our pupils.

Apprentices must show commitment to the following:

  • To achieve apprentice framework (Key Skills, NVQ and Technical Certificate) within the specified time frame
  • Attend the apprenticeship induction programme
  • Attend all of the training sessions for the programme whenever necessary
  • Undertake any other required development work as part of the apprenticeship programme as requested
  • Any other duties as deemed appropriate by senior staff
  • To complete training assignments and maintain a student portfolio, which will be assessed by an assessor
  • Framework

Apprenticeship start throughout the year and are open to any age of candidate.

It is important that qualifications are listed on your application no matter what the grade, as your application is sifted and sent to the employer based on meeting the Employers Vacancy Criteria.

Please log into NAS (National Apprenticeship Service) on a regular basis and look at the “Read Feedback” section against each individual application.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Multi tasker
  • Able to follow instructions but also show initiative
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Hardworking
  • Be able to work long shifts on their feet
  • Enthusiastic
  • Attentive
  • Enthusiastic approach to all aspects of work
  • Excellent timekeeping
  • Professional and presentable appearance
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Must have a keen interest in catering and hospitality

Qualifications required

2 GCSE’s at grade A* to E or the equivalent functional skills qualifications in Math & English.

Future prospects

Possible progression onto an advanced level in apprenticeship within the industry.

Things to consider

There is a free bus that runs from Shelley College to Barnsley College to assist with day release to college. Please provide a mobile telephone number on your application, if successful, an invitation via text message will be sent to you, to attend college for approval on the apprenticeship programme. It is essential you attend this interview to process in full your application to the employer. Please note that certificates showing acquired qualifications are required as part of your application, please bring with you the following information to your approval meeting at college: • Photographic proof of ID • Qualification certificates • National Insurance Number • Updated CV Please send your updated CV before the vacancy closing date to Please ensure in the subject box of your email that you type your “Full Name” and “Apprenticeship Subject Area” If you require help with putting together a CV or Interview skills, please contact: 01226 216 123 for our FREE Workshops. Please ensure travel to this employer's location is realistic and something you could commit to.

About the employer

Our vision A widely-recognised, specialist nurture school with an unrelenting focus on safety, enjoyment and pupil progress Our mission To create a stimulating, safe and structured environment in which confident, caring pupils can accomplish great things To ensure that every pupil leaves school with the knowledge, skills and understanding required by adult life in 21st Century Britain Our values We value respect, perseverance, cooperation and responsibility. These values are reflected in our Ways of Working.




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Training provider

Delivery to be completed onsite and day release at Barnsley College, Student  to complete an intermediate/ technical certificate in professional Cookery.

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Barnsley College


Rachael Wood 01226 216 106

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Closing date: 24 Oct 2017