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Apprentice Chef White Swan Hotel

As an apprentice chef, you will be working under the head chef to prepare dishes to a high standard. A positive and flexible approach to work in a busy kitchen alongside a passion for quality and cleanliness are a must.

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Closing date: 07 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    To be discussed on appointment: Daytime and evening hours with a requirement to work weekends and school holidays. A minimum of 30 hours per week, which includes a day at College. The wage is £9 per hour.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    21 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    23 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Fantastic opportunity to work alongside locally renowned chef – Jason Reeves, previously The Feversham Arms Helmsley, The Black Swan amongst other well-known high standard eateries.

Jason sources ingredients within a 25 mile radius to produce a bespoke, seasonal menu that includes a wide variety of meals.

As an apprentices chef, you will support Jason with service, but also learn how to forage and menu plan. Jason wants someone passionate about good food to share his ambition of putting The White Swan Inn on the map for foodies!

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Experience of working in a busy kitchen is desirable, along with skills such as preparing produce, filleting etc.
  • A food hygiene certificate would be advantageous.

Personal qualities

  • A real passion for food and fresh locally sourced ingredients
  • Ability to work under pressure during busy periods
  • Flexibility within the role - willing to help out in other areas when needed
  • Effective and confident communicator

Desired qualifications

  • There is a requirement for candidates to have English and Maths GCSEs at grade 3/D or an equivalent Level 1 English and maths functional skills qualification.

Future prospects

  • Opportunities for work on completion of the apprenticeship

Things to consider

The White Swan Inn is in Newton Upon Rawcliffe, which is 5 miles from Pickering. There are no public transport links so the apprentice must be able to drive or have their own transport arrangements in place.

  • The start date will be agreed upon appointment
  • Initially you will be contacted by York College to confirm your commitment and suitability for the role. If we are unable to contact you, you will not be considered for the position
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  • The vacancy will close once a suitable applicant has been appointed

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About the employer

Rural pub and restaurant with 35 covers, serving real ales and fresh locally sourced produce. 42 pitch caravan park on site with all year pitches.

Family run business with emphasis on serving excellent food and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere.


White Swan Hotel


White Swan Hotel


YO18 8QA

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by York College


Business Partnerships 01904 770368


  • Level 2 Production Chef Apprenticeship. 

Method of Delivery

  • Delivery will be in partnership with employers and will adopt a blended learning approach of on and off the job training. Apprentices receive training and mentoring in the workplace and knowledge, skills and behaviour development at York College through a combination of classroom/workshop based activities. Apprentices will attend College one day a week.

End Point Assessment

Apprentices must pass the End Point Assessment in order to achieve the Apprenticeship Certificate which comprises of the following:

  • 60 minute on demand test
  • Practical observation
  • Professional discussion

Career Progression

  • On successful completion apprentices could progress on to the Senior Production Chef or Chef de Partie Apprenticeship or into a more senior role within the Organisation.

Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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