Apprentice Chef Moorcock Inn

An Apprentice Chef is required to assist the head chef in a busy kitchen in all aspects of cookery including food prep, cooking from fresh, washing up and cleaning down.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Between Monday and Sunday, 5 days per week 1pm-9pm Occasional split shifts

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    1 years

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    25 Jan 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Assisting the head chef in the following duties:

  • Preparation of fresh foods
  • Cooking a range of foods from scratch
  • Daily specials – homemade soups, pies, fish, steaks, pork, sausages, pastas, Pies, chilli vegetables, desserts etc. Sunday lunches
  • All meals using locally sourced food including fish, lamb, chicken, beef etc and a range of vegetables, desserts.
  • Washing up and cleaning the kitchen at the end of each shift.
  • Deep cleaning.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Good cookery skills or a willingness and passion to learn

Good organisational skills

Ability to use initiative

Good interactive skills

Personal qualities

  • Keenness to pursue a career in professional cookery
  • Interested in butchery and farm to plate
  • Have an interest in the pastry side of cooking
  • Excellent hygiene
  • Punctual
  • Open minded
  • Must love to cook
  • Keenness to learn and work
  • Personable
  • Easy to get along with
  • Positive attitude.

Qualifications required

GCSE A*-D in Maths and English or equivalent qualifications.

Future prospects

Permanent position for the right person

Things to consider

The role will involve working on your feet for long periods of time working in a busy kitchen The role may occasionally involve working shifts. From the 1st October 2016 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.40 per hour. From April 2017 this rises to £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

A warm and friendly Victorian inn, situated on the outskirts of Eggleston village on the moors road from Barnard Castle to Stanhope, with spectacular views across Teesdale. There is a welcoming main bar with separate public bar where dogs are welcome, and a large function room. Up to two guest ales are on handpump, often from local micros. Occasional beer festivals are hosted. With good home-cooked food and en-suite B&B accommodation, this is a good stopping off point for those travelling to and from Scotland. We are currently developing a Farm Shop that will sell local farm produce in addition we will be looking to house 10 Tipi’s that will accommodate holiday makers


Moorcock Inn


Hill Top


Barnard Castle

DL12 0AU

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Training provider

On the job training to be provided by the employer.


Bishop Auckland College will provide training and support, working with the employer to help provide the NVQ/Diploma or equivalent qualifications alongside functional skills in English, mathematics and ICT (if required).  Personal Learning and Thinking Skills and Employment Rights and Responsibilities will also be delivered.


You may be required to attend Bishop Auckland College for day release, should the programme demand it.

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bishop Auckland College


David Brough

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017