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Apprentice Production Chef Center Parcs Woburn Forest

Interested in cooking, like the idea of working in a busy kitchen and want to learn while you earn? This is a great ground-floor opportunity for any aspiring chef to join one of our friendly kitchen teams as a kitchen assistant, whilst undertaking a level 2 production chef apprenticeship qualification.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    12 Mar 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

As a production chef you will work as a valuable member of the team in a variety of kitchen environments, working with centrally developed standardised menus, producing high quality food in high volumes whilst maintaining excellent standards.

During your first 12 - 18 months you will blend learning activities into your normal working hours to enable you to grow your food knowledge, to deliver a great food product to our guests and to achieve the Production Chef qualification.

You will be supported by a Center Parcs mentor and an external trainer from our training partner, HIT (Hospitality Industry Training) who will visit you at your workplace bi-monthly.

Your duties will include:

  • The preparation, cooking and presentation of food to menu specifications
  • Learning about stock control, portion control and food wastage
  • Understanding dietary requirements
  • How to use specialist kitchen equipment safely and correctly
  • Keeping a safe and hygienic working environment
  • Keeping the kitchen clean, tidy and organised

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills 
  • Good organisational skills

Personal qualities

The ideal candidate will have a passion for food, have good communication skills and enjoy working as part of a team.

  • A strong interest to have a career in catering
  • Willingness to learn and motivated to complete apprenticeship activities

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE grade D/3 (or equivalent) in maths and English or the ability to achieve Functional skills level 1 in maths and English (full support will be provided)

Future prospects

  • This is a permanent position, future opportunities could include working across different units or progressing to a Line Cook level role

Things to consider

Hours of work:

  • You be working set shifts and covering approximately 37.5 hours per week on a flexible basis. This means that your hours and days of work could vary each week, but you will always receive your contracted hours each period
  • Center Parcs is open 365 days a year so you will be required to work a mixture of shifts, including evenings, weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis
  • This is a permanent position during which an apprenticeship programme will be delivered

About the benefits:

  • As we value you and the skills you bring, we are offering the full Kitchen Assistant rate of pay of £8.37 per hour for this role
  • Center Parcs is a fantastic place to work and the benefits are as impressive as they are unique

Here are just a few:

  • Staff bonus scheme
  • Staff Reward Scheme
  • Free use of leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in restaurant and retail outlets

About the employer

Around each Center Parcs village, the Food and Beverage department employs around 350 team members across nine different restaurants, cafés and bars, as well as a production kitchen.

There’s also a further five concessionary units including well-known brands such as Bella Italia and Café Rouge. From American grills to authentic Indian cuisine, or for those wanting a relaxing drink after a busy day, there’s something to suit all appetites at Center Parcs.


Center Parcs Woburn Forest


Fordfield Road


MK45 2HZ

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by HIT Training Ltd


Danielle Ray 02382149390

  • Production Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship
  • Functional Skills maths and English if required

Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply now' and you will be redirected to the GetMyFirstJob website where you will be required to submit an application. If this is your first visit to GetMyFirstJob you will be required to register on the website, please complete all fields upon registration and ensure you attach a copy of your CV

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Jan 2022