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Apprentice Chef Redesdale Arms Hotel

This is a great opportunity to start your career in Catering with an apprenticeship in a friendly pub. You will be guided through the apprenticeship by an award Babcock training

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

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Closing date: 03 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £138.60 to £267.30

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    30 hours a week various shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    27 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The Redesdale Arms have a fantastic opportunity available for an apprentice to join the kitchen team.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about working in a kitchen and also interested in learning where ingredients are sourced from. The menu is exciting, using fresh produce and exposes you to varied dishes. You will be assisting the chefs to learn how to prepare and cook food for all aspects of the menu.

Your duties will include:

  • Preparing and finishing classic sauces
  • Knife skills, preparation of veg & fruit
  • Meat & fish preparation and cooking to include roasting, frying grilling etc.
  • Ensure procedures and schedules are followed
  • Maintain clean and sanitised food preparation/storage areas
  • Ensure that any equipment is clean and maintained
  • Ensure the smooth running of the kitchen during service
  • Be aware of and follow emergency, safety and first aid procedures
  • You will be working in a demanding environment completing practical tasks to meet the needs of business and customer

As an Apprentice you will be included on a Level 2 Production Chef qualification. Your Qualification will be delivered by an Award Winning Training Provider who will support your learning and development throughout your Apprenticeship. This will involve a Vocational Learning Advisor coming to visit you on a regular basis to deliver the training and guide you through your Apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You must be able to work in a busy environment and take instruction
  • You must have a good basic knowledge of general hygiene and pay attention to the detail of a task
  • Experience with any knives or in a kitchen would be of benefit but not essential

Personal qualities

  • You must have a general interest in food, cooking and where food comes from
  • The right candidate will be wanting to start a career as a chef and happy to take on hard work
  • Must be able to work with raw food

Desired qualifications

none specific

Future prospects

You may become a permanent member of the team

Things to consider

This vacancy may close early if the right candidate is found and you may be asked to interview before the date provided.

The pub is situated in a rural location, you will need to be able to commute to and from work each day

Hours may increase from the minimum of 30 up to 40 a week to suit the needs of the business of which the wage will increase accordingly

About the employer

The Redesdale Arms in a 16th century coaching inn, known as the "First & Last" Inn on route to Scotland and has been providing a warm welcome to visitors for centuries.

The oldest part of the building is over 600 years old and is a former bastle house - a fortified dwelling that provided defence during the late middle ages when this part of the world was known as the "Debatable Lands" - A lawless region roamed over by bands of outlaws from both sides of the border known as Border Reivers.

Today the area is a tranquil place where visitors from both sides of the border can be assured of a very warm welcome, good food and hospitality and some fabulous scenery.

Situated in a great location in the "Northumberland International Dark Sky Park", the Redesdale Arms is a perfect base to stay when visiting Northumberland's many attractions such as Hadrian's Wall, Kielder, Hexham, Cragside, the Scottish Border Country and just a little further afield the beautiful Northumberland coastline, with its castles and fabulous beaches from Alnmouth and Bamburgh to the island of Lindisfarne.

At night you can enjoy some the darkest skies in the world, on a clear night the skies are truly breath taking and as a Stay and Gaze destination we can provide binoculars, a telescope along with star maps and Apps to help you navigate the fabulous starry skies.


Redesdale Arms Hotel




Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE19 1TA

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Babcock Training Limited


Michael Hand 01704502240

Production Chef level 2

Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

For further information on this vacancy and to apply please click ‘apply’. At this point you will enter the Babcock International website where you can review the Job Vacancy in more detail and apply. Please complete the application form. Your details will be sent to the Employer. Any problems applying or enquiries please call Mike on 01704 502 240.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 03 Nov 2021