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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: 26 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    30 Hours per working week

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    65 weeks

  • Possible start date

    02 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    28 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The ideal applicant

Wetherspoon is looking for fun, enthusiastic, passionate people to join its hard-working teams. No previous kitchen experience is necessary and - as it recruits for personality and is a UK Top Employer with an award-winning training programme - Wetherspoon knows that it can teach you the skills to succeed.

Wetherspoon opens its doors early in the morning and sometimes doesn't close them until late at night, so offering great flexibility of working hours.

What's in it for you?

Wetherspoon offers competitive hourly rates for all team members, as well as the following benefits:

- a complimentary meal and a drink, when working a four-hour shift

- a 50% discount on food and soft drinks, when working; a 20% discount on all food, drinks and hotel accommodation (for you and up to three guests), when not working

- £1 extra per hour for those hours worked during midnight-5.59am

- bonus scheme - earn up to 19% of your pay

- availability of guaranteed-hour contracts and variable-hour contracts

- paid holiday

- free shares (after a qualifying period)

- loyalty reward scheme

The role

At a glance, your role is to deliver excellent customer service to make hungry and thirsty customers happy!

- ensuring that all food is stored, prepared, cooked, served and presented in accordance

with company standards

- taking pride in maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness, ensuring that the kitchen

is cleaned and maintained throughout the day in accordance with guidelines

- striving, at all times, to achieve the food-delivery-time targets

- being aware of, and being knowledgeable about, all promotions, events and new products

in the pub

- responding to any customer feedback in a positive and helpful manner, seeking support

if required

Alongside your day-to-day work, you will be working towards your level 2 hospitality team member apprenticeship. This is a blended learning experience, delivered on a one-to-one basis in your pub by an experienced trainer from Lifetime. There will be a mix of face-to-face and remote (telephone/video-call) visits, whatever mix suits you best. Your apprenticeship will be tailored to your individual development needs and will deliver life-long knowledge, skills, behaviours and confidence.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

None! We're 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

Career progression Apprenticeships provide exciting development opportunities to all of Wetherspoon's bar, kitchen and hotel teams. Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to learn while you earn - from associates right through to management. Over 70% of Wetherspoon's recent apprenticeship achievers received a promotion during, or shortly after completing, their programme.

About the employer

Wetherspoon is a leading pub operator in the UK and Ireland. Founder chairman Tim Martin opened the very first Wetherspoon in Muswell Hill, north London, in 1979. Today, Tim and the company run over 850 pubs and hotels, spread right across the UK and, more recently, in Ireland. During this 40-year history, Wetherspoon has repeatedly led the way with ground-breaking initiatives, picked up hundreds of awards (covering all aspects of pub life) and grown from a handful of staff to over 40,000 employees. The company seeks to develop staff through effective and award-winning training and development, through a positive working environment and, of course, by means of a competitive pay packet. Every year, thousands of staff complete one or more of the company's award-winning training courses, not only preparing them to work safely and to the best of their ability, but also inspiring them to pursue positive career development. The company prides itself in offering excellent training and support at all levels. The name of this pub comes from a quote in Shakespeare's play Henry IV: 'Fill me a bottle of sack: our soldiers shall march through; we'll to Sutton Co'fil' tonight.' Shakespeare's mother, Mary Arden, was a member of a leading local family.





Birmingham Road

Sutton Coldfield

B72 1QG

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd



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Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 26 Jan 2022