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The Royal Navy - Catering Services (Production Chef Apprenticeship) Royal Navy

Travelling around the world, your job will range from cooking for the ship's company on board warships or Royal Marines on land operations, to serving a fine dining experience to politically influential VIPs and Royalty.

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

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Closing date: 31 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Monthly wage

    £1,666.66

  • Working week

    40 Hours Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    29 Jun 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001634927

  • The Royal Navy represents the United Kingdom worldwide, forging new alliances and maintaining old ones. Being a Caterer in the Royal Navy is a career that is literally miles from anything you could do at home
  • Taking responsibility of ordering, receiving, and accounting for provisions to sustain the menus you write
  • And when there’s a good chance you could be at sea for months at a time, the role of Caterer becomes about a lot more than food
  • You’ll be at the centre of keeping morale high and health at its optimum

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The Royal Navy will give you skills. We’ll develop your abilities, train you to be the best, show you how to achieve your goals and give you recognised qualifications.

Personal qualities

  • A keen interest in food and hospitality
  • Calm under the pressures of a busy kitchen
  • Team player
  • Ready to help crewmates on operation

To be a successful Royal Navy Caterer, you’ll need commitment, enthusiasm and the desire to consistently produce great food. Conditions are hot, busy, and pressured, so you need to be well organised and a real team player.

Desired qualifications

No qualifications required – just that you pass a Recruit Test and are in a good state of health and fitness.

 

Future prospects

You’ll start your naval career as an Able Rate. With experience and further training, you could be promoted to Leading Hand and beyond. If you show the right commitment, skills, and academic ability, you could become a Commissioned Officer. Members of the Royal Navy are promoted on merit. Work hard and you can rise through the ranks.

Things to consider

Training and development continue throughout your career with the Royal Navy. It takes place in two distinct environments: at onshore training facilities and on-board operational ships. When you join you complete 10 weeks of basic naval training, followed by 27 weeks of role-specific training, focussing on:
 

  • Different styles of catering to match the diverse requirements of the job
  • Food hygiene
  • Health and safety
  • Catering accountancy
  • Stock control

There are many benefits of undertaking an Apprenticeship within the Royal Navy, such as:

  • Start on a salary of over £15,600, rising to £20,000 on completion of your role specific training. As your career progresses you have the potential to earn in excess of  £51,000
  • Potential to earn additional financial bonuses depending upon your role
  • Wide range of benefits including a House Purchase Scheme
  • Six weeks of paid holiday every year
  • Adventurous training - from skiing to diving, you can enhance your skillset in unique environments around the world
  • Free phone calls home and Internet access when you are at sea
  • Free medical and dental care
  • Access to superb sports and fitness facilities
  • Subsidised travel and accommodation
  • Excellent pension scheme

About the employer

The Royal Navy (RN) is responsible for the protection of British interests at home and around the World. 95% of all world trade passes through the high seas and every year Britain imports £524 billion worth of goods. The RN takes an active part in the protection of British Shipping. Around the United Kingdom the RN protects vital fishing stocks by monitoring fishing activities in our waters.

Across the world, the RN provides a range of activities including search and rescue operations; security and stability activities to prevent and deter terrorism and maritime crime; the protection of British Overseas Territories; provision of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief; and tasking for our international partnerships, such as NATO and the United Nations.

Employer

Royal Navy


Training

Training provider

DEFENCE, MINISTRY OF

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Ministry Of Defence

At the end of your Apprenticeship training you will have achieved:

  • Level 2 Apprenticeship – Production Chef
  • Foundation Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Health and Safety Certificate

You can also gain academic qualifications such as GCSEs, A-levels, even a degree. As well as helping you develop your Royal Navy career, everything you achieve will be recognised and valued by future civilian employers.

Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)


Employer's Application Instructions

We recruit throughout the year, so please ignore Key Dates. To find out more information including eligibility to join, and to begin your application please call into one of our Careers offices or visit the Royal Navy Recruitment website. https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers/joining/get-ready-to-join/royal-navy-rating/am-i-eligible

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Dec 2021