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Apprentice Chef Rufford Arms Hotel

We are looking for a Production Chef Apprentice to work in our family run restaurant! The role of the Production Chef Apprentice includes preparing and cooking dishes from our menu, planning food prep and cleaning schedules.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed with 5 out of 7 days on a rota basis

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    19 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    22 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties include but are not subjected to:

  • Use specialist kitchen equipment to produce dishes
  • Maintain excellent standards of personal, food and kitchen hygiene
  • Complying to kitchen to procedures and recipes
  • Produce food meeting portion controls, and budgetary constraints
  • Create dishes based on special dietary, religious and allergenic requirements
  • Produce all food to a high standard
  • Maintain a team-oriented atmosphere
  • Attend and participate in all scheduled meetings and training sessions
  • Follow proper time-keeping policies and procedures

During your apprenticeship you will cover topics such as:

  • The preparation, assembly, cooking, regeneration and presentation of food
  • Procedures for the safe handling and use of tools and equipment
  • Standards and operating procedures
  • Key nutrient groups
  • Legal requirements

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Smart appearance
  • Enthusiasm to learn

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic
  • Driven
  • Reliable

Desired qualifications

  • Must have maths and English at C/4+ or equivalent OR must demonstrate the ability to achieve Maths / English Level 1 functional skills as indicated in BKSB assessment

Future prospects

  • Higher level qualifications

Things to consider

  • Paid working hours vary 35-39 per week
  • Due to the location, please ensure you can easily get to the setting via public transport if you do not own a vehicle
  • If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by email and asked to provide relevant documents prior to any interviews being arranged

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

About the employer

A family run hotel, restaurant and contemporary bar operating for the past 27 years in rural Rufford on the outskirts of Ormskirk. Conveniently situated between Preston, Burscough and Liverpool and ideal for conferences, weddings and functions. The hotel offers 14 bedrooms and the restaurant seats 90 guests.


Rufford Arms Hotel



Liverpool Road


L40 1SQ

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Runshaw College


Kirsty Gregory

You will be working towards the following qualification / standard:

Production Chef - Level 2.

This includes:

  • Main learning objectives: The preparation, assembly, cooking, regeneration and presentation of food, procedures for the safe handling and use of tools and equipment, standards and operating procedures, personal development and performance, key nutrient groups, legal requirements
  • Functional Skills - if required
  • EPA (End Point Assessment) - Towards the final few months of the apprenticeship you will complete your End Point Assessment. This includes 3 assessment methods. These include an ‘On demand test’, a 120-minute practical observation and a professional discussion. All assessment methods will be conducted and graded by an independent EPAO

This Apprenticeship is completed within the workplace. You will be assessed through written work, verbal discussion and observation throughout your training. You will be given time by your employer to complete portfolio work, attend training, workplace shadowing and any other opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge.

Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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