Apprentice Chef Daniel Thwaites Plc

An exciting opportunity has arisen for 2 budding Apprentice Chefs who share our passion for quality, local, seasonal produce and warm hospitality. If you have an appetite for a real career opportunity, then this could prove very tempting.

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Closing date: 25 Aug 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

    Varying shifts over 5 days then two days off

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Jul 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

As Apprentice Commis Chef you will be responsible for preparing fresh food daily, stock rotation and stock ordering. You will also have cleaning duties. You will be part of a small team who are dedicated to providing fresh, seasonal produce for a set menu as well as changing the weekly specials.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Flexible approach to work, good communication skills, able to work under pressure and multi task, good organisational skills, punctual and reliable

Personal qualities

Passion for food and hospitality, proactive, willing to learn, committed, clean, tidy appearance, trustworthy, honest, team player

Qualifications required

None required but would preferably like GCSE A*-D in Maths and English or equivalent. You will be required to undertake an initial assessment and interview with the college as part of the application process.

Future prospects

A possible permanent position for a committed person who completes the Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Working in the hospitality industry will undoubtedly involve hard work and long hours, however, job progression and remuneration are good with much reward and satisfaction to be gained in this varied industry. It is certainly not a 9-5 job, Monday to Friday. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From October 1st 2016 this will be increasing by 3% to £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.

About the employer

Situated in the market town of Todmorden lies the 17th Century Hare & Hounds. Originally built as a farmhouse, the Hare & Hounds offer a traditional pub atmosphere with spacious open plan lounge and original fireplace.


Daniel Thwaites Plc


Burnley Road


OL14 8EA

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Training provider

All aspects of N.V.Q. Level 2 Professional Cookery. Functional skills in Maths and English if required Will be trained in the workplace and assessed one day release at College.

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Blackburn College


Paul Maguire 01254 292262

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Closing date: 25 Aug 2017