Kitchen Apprentice The Halfway House

The successful applicant will be in the busy kitchen of The Halfway House. You will learn basic kitchen management and help the head chef prepare a variety of dishes.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 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

    35 Hours (shifts tbc)

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    17 Oct 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • To learn basic kitchen management
  • To assist the head cook in all aspects of running the kitchen
  • To help prepare all meals
  • To obtain the hygiene levels required for a busy kitchen
  • To learn the cooks skills with the aim of being able to both cook and run the kitchen on their own.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Calm under pressure

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to learn
  • Good time keeping
  • Friendly attitude

Qualifications required

  • No formal qualifications - training to be provided on program

Future prospects

Possibility of full-time employment for suitable candidate on successful completion of apprenticeship programme.

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): As from October 1st 2016 the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £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. For more information visit:

About the employer

We are a country pub in the middle of Somerset situated on the B3513 halfway between the small towns of Langport and Somerton. We draw customers from a wide area who enjoy the benefits of a traditional English pub, good beer, good food and light hearted conversation. No music, no machines with flashing lights, no jukebox, no pool table and no television. The atmosphere is easy going and all are welcome.


The Halfway House


Halfway House

Pitney Hill


TA10 9AB

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Training provider

  • Level 2 in Food Production and Cookery
  • ERR
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and IT (if required)

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Strode College

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017