Apprentice Fish Fryer Plaice Station

We have an exciting opportunity available for a apprentice fish fryer to join our team in a our fish and chips shop.We are looking for hard working, committed, talented and ambitious individuals. We'll offer training from the onset and lot of prospects to gain skills and knowledge as part of the level 2 Fish and Shellfish Apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £121.50 - £211.50

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage rates are £4.05 an hour for 16 - 17 year olds, £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

    30+ Flexible hours per week. Days, Nights and Weekends. Hours to be agreed.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    20 Oct 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The fish fryer will work in a small team in a high street fish & chip shop/ restaurant with lots of prospects to gain skills and knowledge as part of their fish and shellfish intermediate apprenticeship.

  • As a fish fryer you will be able to take in deliveries of fish and shellfish from suppliers
  • Prepare the fish and shellfish for cooking 
  • Help to supply cooked items for the customers.

A good knowledge of the fish and chip shop business will become second nature to you as you work through your apprenticeship programme. 

  • You will also learn how to handle and prepare fish and shellfish
  • Deal with customer enquiries
  • Clean and maintain shop hygiene
  • Contribute to the success of this small, modern business.

 You will be fully trained in all aspects of your job role and there will be some flexibility within your apprenticeship to tailor your programme.  You will work closely with the (owner/manager of the business) and other employees.

 As part of an intermediate apprenticeship you will also achieve qualifications in English and Maths.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Previous experience of fish frying ideal, but not essential
  • Be able to communicate with different sectors of the public
  • Work in a small team   
  • Potential to acquire a new set of skills

Personal qualities

  • Good time keeping
  • Pleasant manners and approachable
  • Clean, tidy and hygienic. 
  • Be able to work in a small team.
  • Prepared to handle and work with raw fish and shellfish

Qualifications required

No formal qualifications required.

Future prospects

Complete an Intermediate Fish and Shellfish Apprenticeship, possibly leading to an Advanced Apprenticeship (management level) at a later date. Individual qualification in food safety. The Apprenticeship will provide some flexibility and an opportunity to undertake some specialist unit if you have a particular interest to explore. Opportunities may arise in the future to take on a management role within the business or even to run your own business.

Things to consider

The successful candidate will be required to achieve a level of skill in the preparation and cooking of fish and shellfish. All fish fryer are expected to handle wet fish, clean as they go and maintain food safety and maintain the highest levels of quality at all times. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.40 per hour from 1st October 2016. 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

The Plaice Station is one of the best takeaway and delivery shops in the Warrington area. All their ingredients are sourced locally where ever possible. They pride themselves on always being awarded the maximum 5 star hygiene rating.


Plaice Station


Station Road South




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Training provider

A Work based Intermediate Apprenticeship Fish and Shellfish at Level 2 will be offered

Functional Skills if required

Note achieving Math and English Level 1 is essential to complete the apprenticeship programme.

Apprenticeship framework

Food and Drink

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by STRIVE TRAINING (LONDON) LIMITED

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2017