Intermediate Chef Apprenticeship Bertie Arms

An exciting opportunity to join the new team at The Bertie Arms as an apprentice chef. The pub is located on Bertie Road in Uffington, serving the local community.

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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

    Flexible working. Will include weekend working & split shifts.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    09 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Your day to day duties will include the following:

  • Learn different procedures of food preparation.
  • Prepare ingredients for dishes upon the instructions of the chef.
  • Make sure that food supplies are stored properly and used resourcefully.
  • Ensure that food items are properly rotated in refrigerators and any near expiry ones are dealt with according.
  • Set up food stations by following chef’s orders.
  • Make sure that recipes are followed properly during food preparation and cooking time.
  • Handle portion control requirements and presentation standards.
  • Arrange food items aesthetically on serving plates.
  • Make sure that the kitchen is clean and organised at all times.
  • Ensure that best food practices and kitchen hygiene protocols are adhered to.
  • Make sure that all leftover food is stored properly.
  • Assist in checking food deliveries for both quantity and quality standards.
  • Provide input into stock rotation activities and make sure that food inventory is in check.
  • Maintain a “clean as you go” work ethic.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Able to follow recipes and instructions accurately.
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Able to use initiative.
  • Able to work to specific timescales.

Personal qualities

  • Assertive ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Flexible attitude towards work.
  • Good interpersonal skills.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Maths & English grades A to D or 9 to 3 are desirable (or equivalent qualifications).

Future prospects

£3.50 an hour but this will be reviewed after 3 months. Progression to an Advanced Apprenticeship and possible full-time employment.

Things to consider

Will include weekend working & split shifts.

About the employer

The Bertie Arms in Uffington is a family-friendly pub run by James and Katie Genever. The pub is situated on Bertie Lane and has ample free parking outside. The restaurant has recently been refurbished.


Bertie Arms


Bertie Lane



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Training provider

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food Production and Cooking.
  • Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Food Production and Cooking).
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR).
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS).
  • Transferable Skills as required.

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by New College Stamford


Paul Ward 01780 484300

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017