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Apprentice Chef Frost Garden Centre

Frosts Garden Centre have an opportunity to train with a very experienced chef team where you will learn skills across all disciplines in the kitchen. All food is prepared on-site and the team have input into new menus that they will then produce. This is an exciting position with the opportunity to progress to permanent employment.

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

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    5 out 7 days a week - Between 7:00am and 5:00pm (rota)

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    30 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing and serving fresh food using the very best local ingredients
  • Working as part of a team and learning new skills along the way
  • To assist and work with other chefs in the business
  • Cleaning stations
  • Helping with deliveries

Company Benefits:

  • Colleague discount after qualifying period
  • Great work life balance with no evening work
  • Uniform provided

Things to consider:

We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.  We advise you to submit your applications early to prevent disappointment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Has the ability to multitask 
  • Has a passion for food 
  • Motivated and hardworking attitude
  • Reliable and collaborative team player

Personal qualities

  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Personable 
  • Self motivated

Desired qualifications

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

Future prospects

The opportunity to obtain a full time position on completion of the apprenticeship.

About the employer

Inspiring gardeners since 1946, Frosts is a family owned group of four award-winning centres offering a superb shopping destination, inspirational plant nurseries, great events calendar and beautiful restaurants.

The Frost family has been a significant force in the business community of the Milton Keynes area for more than half a century. In that time, the name Frosts has become synonymous with quality and style in gardening.

In 1946 Harvey Frost bought the original nursery on the present Frosts Woburn Sands site. He started the business as a wholesale nursery with a handful of staff, originally concentrating on just tomatoes and chrysanthemums.

From there, Frosts grew until, by the time the Garden Centre was opened, the business was selling 30,000 cut chrysanthemums, 15,000 cut dahlias and many more varieties each year. These were grown in glass houses and fields on the land now used for car parking at Woburn Sands.


Frost Garden Centre


Frost Garden Centre, Newport Road, Woburn Sands


MK17 8UE

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Milton Keynes College


Cat Brown

Training with Milton Keynes College

Ongoing training, support and development with the employer

Commis Chef Level 2

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy then please click on the 'Apply Now' link and complete our Application Form.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jun 2022