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Apprentice Chef Saint Catherine Hospice

As an Apprentice Chef, you are responsible for assisting in the preparation, cooking, and presentation of food to deliver an excellent customer experience. You will assist the Senior Chefs on duty with storage, preparation and cooking of all food items and get a wide range of experience.

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Closing date: 24 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £173.25 to £334.13

    Wages explained

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

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    5 days out of 7 rota – 37.5 hours per week

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    19 months

  • Possible start date

    31 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    05 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001774835

  • Positions

    2 available

Passionate about quality food but looking for a better work/life balance? We’re recruiting 2 apprentice chefs to join our friendly and professional team at The Mill café and St Catherine’s Hospice.

Working 37.5 hours a week on a rota covering 5 days out of 7, our chefs enjoy a lot more free time compared to others in the industry, and much more sociable hours.

You’ll also experience great variety – covering the café, our events and the hospice. You will assist the Senior Chefs on duty with storage, preparation and cooking of all food items and get a wide range of experience.

We are looking for someone with;

  • Positive attitude
  • Good communication skills
  • Committed to delivering a high level of customer service
  • Flexibility to respond to a range of different work situations
  • Ability to work on your own or in teams
  • Willingness to learn

You don't need any experience as we can teach you everything. If you are willing to learn and be proud to work with us, we can show you exactly what it takes to become a vital team member in any kitchen.

You'll take on a full-time role in the kitchen under the supervision of passionate chefs alongside your training. Not only do you gain a Level 2 Production Chef Apprenticeship, you will be able to support the running of our kitchens and get the personal satisfaction of knowing your talent and skills are doing good in your local community.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Committed to delivering a high level of customer service
  • Flexibility to respond to a range of different work situations
  • Ability to work on your own or in teams
  • Willingness to learn

Personal qualities

  • Positive attitude
  • Good communication skills

Desired qualifications

No GCSEs required, but must demonstrate the ability to achieve Maths/English L1 functional skills as indicated in BKSB assessment.

Future prospects

Level 3 / Commis Chef / Chef de Partie

Things to consider

In order to progress your application, we will require you to complete additional paperwork and complete a BKSB assessment. The information will be sent via email if you meet the entry requirements set by the employer and linked training provider for the vacancy. Please check your junk mail whilst the vacancy is open.

Until we receive the above, we are unable to progress your application so please monitor your emails. 

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About the employer

St Catherine’s Hospice is a local charity which is here to help people in our community affected by serious illness enjoy quality of life and have dignity in death.

We were built by the community, for the community and could not survive without their on-going support in raising a huge £3.5m of our annual £5.2m running costs each year.

Our specialised, personalised services for adults facing conditions such as cancer, heart failure and motor neurone disease are delivered at the hospice, in the community and at home.

Employer

Saint Catherine Hospice

Address

Lostock Lane

Preston

PR5 5XU

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Training

Training provider

RUNSHAW COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Runshaw College

Contact

Kirsty Gregory gregory.k@runshaw.ac.uk

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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