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Apprentice Production Chef Rosebud Preserves Ltd

At Rosebud Preserves producing quality preserves is important and they need individuals who are passionate about food. You will be able to demonstrate a desire to work in the hospitality industry and an eagerness to learn new skills. Once qualified you will become a valuable part of the team.

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Closing date: 14 Feb 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    28 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Apr 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This role isn’t a typical Apprentice Chef role, it requires someone who is interested in working in a manufacturing or larger scale catering environment. In turn you will be welcomed to become part of a hardworking and friendly team. Responsibilities will include:

  • Daily cooking of ingredients for production
  • Ensure correct measures and recipes are followed at all times
  • Development of new products
  • Monitor and management of wastage to ensure effective cost control
  • Follow processes and procedures
  • Operate and keep all equipment clean in a safe and proper manner in line with protocol
  • Effective planning and organisation of work to ensure food is produced within timescales
  • Working within the team to ensure high quality standards of food production

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Being a team player
  • Good communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Punctuality
  • Ability to multi-task

Personal qualities

  • Confidence to ask if you are unsure of anything
  • Ability to get on with all members of the team
  • Reliable and punctual
  • A good attitude

Desired qualifications

Maths and English grades C/4 or above or equivalent.

Future prospects

A full time permanent position would be available on successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

The location of this business means the ability to be able to travel is important and this should be considered before applying.

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About the employer

Rosebud Preserves is based in three converted barns, the oldest of which was built in 1830, at Rosebud Farm in the middle of the small village of Healey near Masham in North Yorkshire.

Situated just south of Wensleydale on the north side of a wide valley with open views across beautiful countryside, it is here that the Rosebud team prepares a huge range of sweet and savoury preserves. These are made principally by hand and in small batches using the best available ingredients bought and gathered locally wherever possible. They include wild fruit and flowers picked from the surrounding hedgerows each spring and autumn - crabapples and rowanberries to make fruit jellies, aromatic elderflowers to perfume gooseberry jam.

There are damsons from a long established orchard in the Lyth Valley, Cumbria, fresh locally grown herbs, green tomatoes from Lancashire, beetroot and rhubarb from Yorkshire and much of the rest, unless it is termed ‘exotic’, from surrounding counties.

Their naturally-set fresh herb jellies including Mint, Rosemary, Sage and Thyme - long-time favourites in our domestic market - have achieved outstanding success in the top gourmet and natural food stores across the Atlantic in America.


Rosebud Preserves Ltd


Rosebud Farm



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Darlington College


Kay Sherwen 07483 103284

  • Production Chef Level 2
  • Functional skills maths and English Level 2 where required

Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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