Apprentice Chef

Steven Jones

A fantastic opportunity to work in a busy kitchen - learning first hand working in a kitchen. You will be cooking, preparing fresh foods. This is a chance to gain an all round experience with a cooking qualification that will start your career as a chef.

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Closing date: 24 May 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage


Working week

30 hours per week between 9am-6pm Monday - Sunday 2 days off per week

Total hours per week: 30.00

Apprenticeship duration

12 months

Possible start date

25 May 2017

Date posted

16 Jan 2017

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

The successful candidate will be studying towards an Intermediate BTEC Apprenticeship in Food Production and Cookery. Full ongoing on job and off job training will be provided to include but not be inclusive of the below elements. 

  • Maintaining Food Safety when cooking preparing and serving food.
  • Preparing food 
  • Effective completion of kitchen documentation
  • Working effectively as part of a team
  • Giving Customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation
  • Preparing food and drink to a defined brand standard.
  • Stock monitoring and management
  • Monitoring and resolving customer service problems
  • Promoting additional products and services to customers

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Be a good communicator
  • Be able to work using own initiative and also as part of a team
  • A willingness to learn.

Personal qualities

A friendly and enthusiastic personality with an interest or passion for food would be ideal.

Qualifications required

No formal qualifications required as full training and support will be provided.

Future prospects

The successful candidate upon completion of the intermediate apprenticeship may have the opportunity to progress onto a Team Leading / Management qualification in line with the current succession plan and the stakeholders desire and commitment to progress from within. This is a enhanced opportunity with clear career pathway for which the employer is keen to encourage, support and nurture the successful candidate.

Things to consider

This will be a position that is shift work and may mean being active much of the day. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): As from October 1st 2016 the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.40 per hour. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. For more information visit:

About the employer

A long standing traditional cafe on a busy high street in Derby City Centre. You will be working within a busy team environment. Serving breakfast and lunch to new and regular customers.


Steven Jones


St. Peters Street



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Training provider

Training will be delivered between the employer and the training provider enabling the candidate to complete:

  • BTEC Apprenticeship in Food Production and Cooking
  • Functional skills Maths and English
  • Employment rights and responsibilities


Training and support will be delivered within the workplace and will be on a one to one basis. Candidates should also be aware that a suggested study time of two hours per week is also required in addition to the on job support to fulfil the learning requirements.

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Smart Training & Recruitment

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Closing date: 24 May 2017