Apprentice Chef My Caribbean Corner Ltd

A fantastic apprenticeship opportunity to learn how to make authentic Caribbean food whilst working in a lively and vibrant atmosphere has arisen with this job opportunity. If you'd like to learn the trade in a growing local business, apply today!

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Closing date: 31 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

    40hrs a week The venue is open Monday - Saturday between 11 - 2 and 6 - 10. Split shifts are a definite requirement in the role.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    10 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

My Caribbean Corner are looking for a hardworking individual who is willing to grow with the company, someone who can show their passion whilst learning the role.

You will learn how to create and present authentic Caribbean food whilst also attending college to undertake a professional chefs qualification.

Duties will include:

  • Complete of kitchen documentation
  • Cleaning of kitchen areas
  • Preparation of food for menu
  • Cooking of food for menus
  • Food Safety
  • Taking part in theme or special event nights

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Regard for food safety
  • Willing to learn
  • Good time keeping


Personal qualities

  • Motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Good communication skills
  • Calm under pressure

Qualifications required

GCSE grades A-C preferred in Maths and English.

Future prospects

A full-time post at the end of the apprenticeship and career progression is available for the right candidate.

Things to consider

Due to the nature of the role, split shifts will be worked. You will need to exhibit passion and drive, and be willing to work hard. A working trial may be required prior to starting the Apprenticeship.

About the employer

My Caribbean Corner Restaurant is based in Yeovil. We offer authentic Caribbean flavours in a lively and vibrant atmosphere.


My Caribbean Corner Ltd



Union Street


BA20 1PQ

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Training provider

  • Technical Certificate – designed to improve your knowledge and understanding of specific topics related to your trade.
  • National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) – achieved through the tasks you do at work, NVQs are proof of your ability and practical skills.
  • Functional Skills – general skills that are used in every job role, such as Literacy, Numeracy and IT skills.
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities – a workbook for you to do to help you understand your rights and responsibilities as an employee, and your employer’s responsibilities towards you.
  • Personal, learning and thinking skills (PLTS) provide a framework for describing the qualities and skills needed for success in learning and life. The PLTS framework has been developed and refined over a number of years in consultation with employers, parents, schools, students and the wider public.

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Yeovil College


Amy Bentley 01935 845399

Other information

The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Wage for apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

Individuals who already have a Level 4 qualification are now eligible for a Level 5 or above Higher Apprenticeship only. They are not eligible for funding for an Intermediate Level, Advanced Level or Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017