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

Not only will you become part of the Silent Service, the highly specialised team at the forefront of our nation’s defence, you’ll also embark on a catering career like no other, where you’ll cook for the boat’s crew as well as deliver high end front of house service to visiting VIPs and royalty when the submarine is in port.

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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

    VAC001634930

  • Our world-class training means you’ll learn all the ins and outs of running a highly efficient commercial kitchen, including responsibility for ordering, receiving, and accounting for provisions to sustain the menus you’ll write, as well as learning how to offer the highest level of premium front of house experience and the behind the scenes organisation that enables it
  • Be part of the team whose role is about a lot more than just food. Your crewmates, at all levels, look forward to mealtimes, so you’ll be responsible for maintaining their high morale and wellbeing
  • Learn additional, crucial skills: you’ll become a highly trained, efficient submariner capable of firefighting, delivering first aid and, if it calls for it, driving the boat itself

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 high standards of food and hospitality
  • A cool head for the pressures of a busy kitchen
  • A problem-solver, with a commonsense approach, who can work well as part of a team
  • A real sense of adventure, with a high level of physical and mental fitness

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 continues throughout your career with the Royal Navy. It takes place in two distinct environments: at onshore training facilities and on-board operational submarines. 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

After successfully completing your professional training, you will stay another four months at HMS Raleigh in the Submarine School. You’ll learn about submarine operations, including warfare, weapons, nuclear propulsion and escape training, and go to sea in a submarine. After this, there’ll be a test to check your knowledge. When you pass, you’ll earn your ‘Dolphins’ – the coveted badge of a qualified Submariner. 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
  • A £5,000 bonus for earning your 'Dolphins', the mark of the Submarine Service
  • Additional Submariner pay each day at sea when fully qualified
  • An excellent pension scheme
  • Six weeks of paid holiday every year
  • Free medical and dental care

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.

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Closing date: 31 Dec 2021