Apprentice Chef The Waggon & Horses

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Closing date: 02 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


    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    03 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    01 Sep 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You will be working in a busy kitchen environment alongside an experience team, your duties will include but not be limited to:

  • The preparation of food for starters and some main courses
  • Supporting all roles/duties within the kitchen area
  • Ensuring hygiene standards are met and maintained at all times in relation to food preparation and general kitchen cleanliness
  • Working a variety of shift patterns which will include late evenings and weekends

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A willingness to work in a busy kitchen
  • Ability to work varied shift patterns to suit the needs of the business and our customers
  • A self-motivated individual with a desire to listen and learn

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • A ‘can do’ and ‘will do’ attitude
  • Reliable and excellent timekeeping
  • Ability to work under pressure during busy periods

Qualifications required

No formal qualifications are required as long as the candidate can demonstrate the personal skills and qualities required for the role.


Future prospects

A career in the food industry.

Things to consider

Please ensure you complete the application in full, as this is the first impression an employer receives of you. To ensure you have checked all spellings (and used capital letters), it may be of benefit to use a word document and paste on to the application, thus making multiple applications easier. If you need any further assistance or information on this vacancy please email remembering to quote the vacancy title. The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (rising to £3.40 from the 1st October 2016). 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 minimum wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

The Waggon & Horses is a traditional pub in Westhoughton, Bolton. Well known for delicious, home-made food & friendly atmosphere with a wide range of ever changing cask ales & wines.

The pub prides itself on its homemade food and friendly service, placing itself as one the best pub restaurants in the area.


The Waggon & Horses


170 Chorley Road




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Training provider

  • NVQ (level 2) - Professional Chef
  • Technical Certificate
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English (if required)

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bolton College


Jennie Furzer

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2017