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Level 2 Production Chef Apprentice COD Squad The

Our mission when we set out was to deliver the best service, food quality and customer satisfaction.We employ around 8 staff and are looking to venture in to offering pizza’s and kebab’s. Successful candidates will be joining a nurturing family environment, we want you to grow and develop as people along with your work role competence.

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Closing date: 26 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £196.87

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 11.30am - 2.00pm and 4.00pm - 9pm, Saturdays 11.30am-9.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    22 Dec 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001804265

  • Positions

    2 available

The Cod Squad was launched by a husband and wife team in July 2013 just after they had their first born, so you can say it was a team of three. We took a longstanding fish and chip called Ospreys, which was in desperate need of a refresh. After a full new fit out and rebrand The Cod Squad was born. Since then it has become one of the most popular fish and chip shops on the south coast.

At The Cod Squad we are not just any old fish and chip shop, no Sir! Our mission when we set out was to deliver the best service, food quality and customer satisfaction. We are proud to have developed processes and systems which have kept us in line with our core values.

We employ around 8 staff and are looking to venture in to offering pizza’s and kebab’s.

Successful candidates will be joining a nurturing family environment, we want you to grow and develop as people along with your work role competence.

Job role includes customer service, frying, prep, cleaning, stock check and we teach you about the business.

Other duties include:

  • Preparing potatoes (full training would be given including on the machines)
  • Preparing and weighing the fish
  • Frying fish and coping with numerous orders at once
  • Stock taking and ordering
  • All round customer service, the ability to put orders in and deal with customers first hand
  • Clean and wash areas down that have been used for prep
  • Communicate with staff on busy shifts what orders are coming in and dealing with the demand
  • Preparing mushy peas and curry sauce
  • Taking stock out in readiness for the next day's shift.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Manage and prioritise own workload
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Can be flexible and adaptable when responding to ad-hoc requests

Personal qualities

  • Excellent work ethic
  • Commitment
  • Can do attitude
  • Trustworthy

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE 9-2/A*-E in English and maths or Functional Skills Level 2 in both

Future prospects

  • Successful candidates upon completion of their apprenticeship program and subject to progress as an employee, will assume roles as Assistant Managers on a fixed salary basis. Assistant Manager base salary circa - £22k

Things to consider

  • Hourly rate increases as apprentice becomes more competent
  • We like to think of ourselves as a family, revolving around our staff, a real squad, excuse the pun! We regularly have team building events where we go and just have fun as a group, last time we went to Thorpe Park on a fright night, the lessons learned were conquering your fears and how awesome amusement parks are

About the employer

The Cod Squad was launched by a husband and wife team in July 2013 just after they had their first born, so you can say it was a team of three. We took a longstanding fish and chip called Ospreys, which was in desperate need of a refresh. After a full new fit out and rebrand The Cod Squad was born. Since then it has become one of the most popular fish and chip shops on the south coast.

Employer

COD Squad The

Address

39

Highland Road

Southsea

PO4 9DA

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Training

Training provider

HIGHBURY COLLEGE PORTSMOUTH

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Highbury College

Contact

Heather Murray 02394 211959 heather.murray@copc.ac.uk

This apprenticeship has been designed to develop the apprentice into the role of Production Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

Production chefs:

  • Maintain excellent standards of personal, food and kitchen hygiene
  • Ensure compliance to procedures, menu specifications and recipes
  • Produce food meeting portion controls, and budgetary constraints
  • Adapting and produce dishes to meet special dietary, religious and allergenic requirements
  • Follow, complete and maintain production schedules, legislative and quality standard documentation
  • Use specialist kitchen equipment
  • Communicate internally and externally with customers and colleagues
  • Commit to personal development activities

Typically during this 13-month programme, the apprentice will develop skills in team work, communication and business costings. Students will learn and master recognising and understanding sources and quality points of common food groups and commodities, recognise how technology supports the development and production of dishes and menu items in the kitchen and understand how personal and team performance impact on the successful production of dishes and menu items.

What attendance is required?

Monthly attendance at college during term-time, in class for one full day and attendance to English and Maths is essential if required. Additional attendance at college may be required for workshops and revision sessions. Attendance will be continuously monitored for college and employment. 

Regular meetings with your trainer and employer, to discuss progress and ensure timely completion of all elements of the apprenticeship. These meetings may take place in college or in the workplace. 

The apprentice will take responsibility for studying for the exams and gathering evidence and completing the portfolio of work, whilst in the workplace. The employer is responsible for managing the apprentice, supporting and mentoring throughout the apprenticeship, and liaising with the tutor on a regular basis. The training provider will supervise and support progress in developing the portfolio, and support the apprentice in preparation for the synoptic case study exam.  

It is a Government requirement for you to spend 20% of your apprenticeship working towards your “Off the Job Learning” – off the job learning can consist of college attendance, homework/coursework, project related work, employer training, mentoring, and coaching – plus a number of other tasks (more information can be shared). 

Learning and assessment:

Apprentices will be taught by a fully qualified, experienced trainer in the classroom/kitchen, using a range of resources, including text books, demonstrations, practical tasks, and eLearning. Apprentices will have access to the college’s own Virtual Learning Environment, OneFile, and will be expected to complete off the job study for at least six hours per week. Apprentices are assessed by an external examiner at the end of their programme to achieve the Level 2 Production Chef Apprenticeship.

Apprentices build a portfolio of work and workplace trainer will be in regular contact to provide support, and to arrange on-site visits to observe the apprentices’ ability and skills in their daily role. It is important for the apprentice to take ownership of their own learning by seeking out opportunities to gain new skills on the job with the employer. The apprentice’s final grade will be determined by collective performance in the assessments in the endpoint assessment. 

  • On-Demand Test
  • Practical Observation
  • Professional Discussion (Apprentice to demonstrate that they can apply the broad range of knowledge, skills, and behaviours in the Standard)

Portsmouth College and Highbury College have merged to become the City of Portsmouth College. This apprenticeship will be registered under the Highbury College apprenticeship banner, with teaching and learning support from Highbury College.

Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)


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