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Level 4 Senior Culinary Chef Apprenticeship, Edgefield The Pigs

A senior Culinary Chef develops new recipes, dishes and menus. As an Apprentice, you'll learn to research, responsibly source, develop and launch products to meet specification briefs.

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

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Closing date: 17 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    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

    Monday to Friday 37.5 Hours Per Week

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    21 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    30 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The role will include:

  • The broad purpose of the occupation is to develop new recipes, products and product lines
  • They will research, responsibly source, develop and launch products to meet specification briefs in line with the organisation’s vision, values and objectives
  • They will maintain high culinary standards, oversee all food preparation and presentation to ensure quality and standards, order and maintain the inventory of food and supplies for developed dishes/menus, maintain compliance and due diligence documentation within the food safety management system to ensure a safe and hygienic kitchen, monitor food and equipment suppliers, develop recipes from scratch or brief, determine the best presentation/packaging of food, maintain or raise the profit margins on food and identify and coordinate training opportunities for staff

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills


Personal qualities

  • You love food and have a huge knowledge of ingredients and flavours. You are hungry to share the knowledge and develop the budding chefs around you
  • Commercially savvy, your dishes are priced up, you use the best ingredients for the best price, and you are aware of what it is needed to make the finances work. You report your spending in detail each week
  • Leading your team and guide them to their best potential. Be fair but firm. Know the boundaries between manager and team members but get to know your team, learn from them and listen to their thoughts; they are your best assets to achieve your role effectively
  • You enjoy creating a task-based environment; you and your team motor through the prep list with uncanny efficiency. Customers get their food on time, every time!
  • Good attention to detail. Every plate of food is of the same great quality. You dislike sloppiness
  • The passion to create new menus and new ideas. You will be experimenting and plotting new creations, you involve your team to execute every menu with each new season
  • You have a sound awareness of the brand and the direction the business is headed. You know which ideas best suit our customers base
  • You are a hardy soul who enjoys physical work in a hot and fast environment
  • Highly disciplined with cleanliness freak
  • Your kitchen is inspection ready at the drop of a hat

Desired qualifications


Future prospects

Progression from this apprenticeship is expected to be into a Senior Culinary Chef role.

Things to consider

  • £25k-£30k PLUS £1,500 incentive payment on completion of apprenticeship
  • 40 hours for individuals aged 16-17
  • 45-48 hours for individuals aged 18+

About the employer

With COVID restrictions being lifted in the UK, an end to furlough, and the great British staycation becoming so popular we are offering the opportunity to 'earn while you learn' to 20 apprentices across a number of leading Norfolk businesses. What sets our apprenticeship scheme apart from the rest is the fair wage that is representative of the work being done plus a £1,500 bonus once the course is completed. We value opportunity and learning and will always support rising stars


The Pigs


Norwich Road

Melton Constable

NR24 2RL

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by HIT Training Ltd


Mollie Parkes 023 9298 4161

  • Senior Culinary Chef Level 4
  • English and maths Functional Skills (if required)

Apprenticeship standard

Senior culinary chef

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply now' and you will be redirected to the GetMyFirstJob website where you will be required to submit an application. If this is your first visit to GetMyFirstJob you will be required to register on the website, please complete all fields upon registration and ensure you attach a copy of your CV

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

Apply now

Closing date: 17 Jul 2022