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Do you fancy kick starting a rewarding career in Hospitality? Wetherspoon are seeking Chef Apprentices to join their back of house team!

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

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Closing date: 09 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    30 Hours per working week. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    30 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You don’t need any hospitality experience, as we can teach you everything. For us, it’s more about your personality and drive to be the best you can be. 

A day in the life of a chef apprentice:

  • Work as a team throughout the business to achieve the company’s mission statement
  • To deliver consistently high standards of Cleanliness, Quality, Service, Maintenance and Atmosphere. (CQSMA) 
  • Be aware of and be knowledgeable about all promotions, events and new products within your pub
  • Ensure that all food is stored, prepared, cooked, served and presented in accordance with company standards
  • Strive to achieve the food delivery time targets at all times
  • Take pride in maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness by adopting our Clean As You Go (CAYG) philosophy. Ensure that the kitchen is cleaned and maintained in accordance with guidelines throughout the day. Always action any points raised on kitchen checks in a timely manner
  • Respond to any customer feedback in a positive and helpful manner, seeking support if required. Feedback all complaints to the management team
  • Carry out any reasonable task as requested by the management team or Wethercentre to meet the needs of the business

Alongside your day to day training you will be working towards your Level 2 Production Chef Apprenticeship, which will involve a blended social learning experience, delivered on a 121 basis in your work place by one of Lifetime’s expert trainers every 4-6 weeks via face to face visits or remotely over telephone or Skype. The apprenticeship is a structured, learner and employer focused development programme designed to create opportunities for lifelong knowledge, skills and behaviours. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • None! Were looking for fun, enthusiastic, passionate people to join our hard-working teams
  • We recruit for personality and, as a UK Top Employer with an award-winning training programme, we know that we can teach you the skills to succeed

Personal qualities

  • Demonstrate passion and enthusiasm in your role and show commitment to your pub and Wetherspoon 
  • Have exceptional time management skills 
  • Have a strong work ethic and be self-motivated 
  • Have a friendly nature and excellent communication skills 
  • Be honest, trustworthy and respectful 
  • Remain calm when working in a high pressure environment 
  • Adhere to Kitchen Uniform standards at all times 
  • Receive regular feedback from the management team and achieve any actions agreed 

Desired qualifications

No previous qualifications needed.

Future prospects

As an associate we are not expecting you to manage, motivate or lead the team however, if you would like to progress within Wetherspoon our award-winning training programme offers you the skills and knowledge you will need to proceed and succeed.

About the employer

Wetherspoon were founded in 1979 and operate over 900 pubs. They aim to have by far the best CQSMA* standards in the pub world, to be the best company to work for and, by doing these things, to be the most profitable.




Anglesey Street


WS12 1DL

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd

  • Production Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship
  • Functional Skills in maths and English

Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

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Closing date: 09 Nov 2021