Apprentice Chef Home Grown Hotels Ltd

A fantastic opportunity to work in one of the best hotel groups, learning about food from plot to plate. This special opportunity to work with an multi-award winning hotel, giving a well-rounded experience for any wannabe chef.

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Closing date: 24 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    40 hours over 5 days, inc weekends. Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    03 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    31 Jan 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

THE PIG is all about the walled garden. Everything is driven by the gardener, forager and chef - we grow and find the food, our chef then creates the 25-mile menu (what we can't get from our garden and grounds is sourced locally). This immediacy from garden to plate is THE PIG's trademark! Our menu changes by the minute depending on what the forager finds or the kitchen gardener deems to be in perfect condition. This is a genuine way of running our kitchen and as our Apprentice Chef you will have a unique opportunity to work as part of this award-winning team learning your trade from some of the best in the industry.

Within this role you will look at:


  • Seed rotation
  • Bee-keeping
  • Animal husbandry
  • Charcuterie
  • Foraging
  • Aspects of the smoke house and wood oven
  • As well as the more traditional chef duties

The Pig is part of the chain Home Grown Hotels Ltd

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Works well within a team
  • Good attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • Commitment
  • Dedication
  • Clean and smart
  • Good work ethic
  • Good time keeping

Qualifications required

None as training will be given.

Future prospects

Although this opportunity starts with an intermediate apprenticeship there is an expectation that candidates will progress onto an Advanced and Higher Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

You will be working weekends and evenings, the kitchen can be hot and fast paced. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): From 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. For more information visit:

About the employer

Come and experience THE PIG-near Bath - a 29 bedroom mellow country house perfectly situated near Bath and Bristol. This is a real get-away location, truly rural, with quintessentially English views of this undiscovered part of Somerset. Designed in the style that has become THE PIG’s signature, it features a greenhouse restaurant, a private room for dinner parties, 29 bedrooms and massage treatment rooms. The Kitchen is overseen by Chef James Golding and Head Chef Kamil Oseka. Uncomplicated and simple British garden food, true to the micro seasons and influenced by the forest and coast, with the emphasis squarely on fresh, clean flavours. What can't be grown in our Kitchen Garden, or in the extensive vegetable and fruit beds, is sourced locally - our further commitment to the 25 mile menu.


Home Grown Hotels Ltd


Hunstrete House




BS39 4NS

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Training provider

The Intermediate Apprenticeship Framework will include:


  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma Professional Cookery
  • Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Professional Cookery)
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by HTP Training


Nikki Cruttenden 01983 533926

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Closing date: 24 Aug 2017