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Production Chef Level 2 - The Castle (Banbury) Freespirit Pub Company Ltd

We are looking for an individual who wants to learn and develop within our 4 stunning countryside pubs, Within a fantastic team, plenty of valuable experiences and opportunities on offer, and a great rate of pay, Freespirit Pubs look forward to welcoming the right candidate on board.

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Closing date: 31 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    5 days a week on a rota basis, covering lunch and dinner services. Maximum 40 hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    20 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Apprentice Chef

  • Food preparation for service
  • In service support of the Head Chef
  • Learning and developing catering skills under tutelage of the kitchen team.
  • Strong organisational skills and good time keeping
  • Preparing and cooking ingredients necessary and assisting in all sections of the kitchen
  • Maintaining high levels of service
  • Assisting and monitoring stock, including stock rotation
  • Ensuring minimum kitchen wastage
  • Keeping all working areas clean and tidy and ensure no cross contamination
  • Learning skills and recipes from other chefs and applying them
  • Complying with all statutory regulations and food hygiene policies

Ensure food storage areas are maintained in a safe, secure way in line with Food Hygiene, Health and Safety and Environmental policies and procedures

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Basic Kitchen and Knife skills
  • Team Player
  • Clean and Tidy Worker

Personal qualities

  • Positive Attitude
  • Enthusiastic
  • Willingness to learn
  • Transport Preferable

Desired qualifications

GCSE Grade C/4 or equivalent qualifications in English and maths

Future prospects

Growth within the business

Things to consider

Please consider transport arrangements for attending work, and also for attending fortnightly at College Evesham

About the employer

A collection of 4 countryside pubs spanning across the Four Shires, with an outside catering business, a licensed wedding venue and letting rooms in 3 of the sites.


Freespirit Pub Company Ltd




OX15 6DJ

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Additional location information

The Castle Edge Hill Ratley Banbury OX15 6DJ


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Warwickshire College


Jo Barrand or Emma Rogers

  • Knowledge, Skills & Behaviours covered via work place assessment visits 
  • Online/blended masterclass attendance every other week
  • Online hospitality masterclass attendance, monthly.
  • Functional, Skills English & maths level 2 (if required)

Full on-the-job training and support will be provided to enable the successful applicant to undertake the full range of duties required of the role. All apprentices are required to complete and evidence 20% off the job learning whilst on their apprenticeship – this will include online attendance for masterclasses..


Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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