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Food Production Apprentice The Coast Inn

Do you have a passion and interest in food and want to work for a local family run business, then this this could be the role for you! The Coast Inn is a family run establishment that is on the sea front in Mersea Island. The role will be working and training alongside our core kitchen team while completing a Hospitality Team Member Apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 07 Jun 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

    Shifts to be confirmed but they will be varied from Tuesday to Sunday. The kitchen is open 9am – 9pm the hours and shift pattern will depend on the age of the apprentice.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Dec 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As part of this role you will be required to study towards the Hospitality Team Member Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard at Colchester Institute. 

The Coast Inn is a family run establishment that is on the sea front in Mersea Island. The role will be working and training alongside our core kitchen team.

Cleaning and maintain our 5-star food hygiene rating, including documentation and implementing new requirements.

You would be trained in each section and have the opportunity to create your own dishes to be considered for inclusion.

Our desserts are made from scratch including specials, fish is delivered fresh daily and requires prepping. We make in house our own pate, lasagne, chowder to name but a few items on our ever-changing menu. We work with fresh local ingredients with the emphasis on seafood.

Other duties:

  • Maintain cleaning schedule
  • Stock rotation
  • Helping to looking after and cellar including cask beers
  • Food preparation service 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You must have a good understanding of the English language
  • The ability to listen
  • Excellent personal hygiene
  • Industry experience is of benefit but not essential

Personal qualities

  • Good communicating and listening in a loud busy environment
  • Hardworking
  • Positive attitude
  • A keen interest in food

Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs including maths and English at grades A*-E/9-2 or equivalent 
  • All candidates will be required to complete Colchester Institute's mandatory initial assessment process before being put forward to the company. This will consist of online assessments

Future prospects

  • You will work through each section and have the opportunity to progress which will also be reflected your hourly rate (all staff equally share any tips) One of our current head chefs started with us as an apprentice

Things to consider

  • The Coast Inn is on Mersea so transport is affected by the tide
  • In the summer the shifts can be very hot and fast paced
  • We are open 7 days a week and into the evening, the only day of the year we are closed is Christmas day, so there will be work required on occasions such as; Christmas, Easter, Bank Holidays and other special occasions
  • Shifts could be 35 - 40 hours per week and depending on the apprentices age will depend on the shift pattern (in line with age guidelines)

  • Colchester Institute – Apprenticeship Team manage the applications to this role and you will be required to complete our initial assessment process before your application gets sent onto the employer
  • Please be advised that the closing date for this role could be brought forward or extended if this vacancy receives a high number or low number of applicants and/or the company recruit before the closing date
  • Whilst there are possible closing and start dates should you be available earlier this can be negotiated with the employer
  • When applying to this role please factor in your transport methods and travel time/distance – will you be able to get to this role within a reasonable time, is it realistic to travel to and from this role on the salary being paid and have you researched your travel options?

About the employer

We are a well, established family run busy bar and restaurant specialising in local ingredients cooked freshly situated on the sea front in Mersea.


The Coast Inn



Coast Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Colchester Institute


Colchester Institute - Apprenticeship Team 01206712043

All delivered within the work place via online training and at Colchester Institute Campus.

Candidates will undertake the Hospitality Team Member Level 2 apprenticeship standard.

Apprenticeship standard

Hospitality team member

Level 2 (GCSE)

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