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Production Chef Apprentice Ugly Mugs

A well established cafe is looking for a new production chef apprentice to join the team in Headingley area.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 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

    Various from Monday to Saturday between 8am and 3pm.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    16 months

  • Possible start date

    07 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    28 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • The candidate would be required to learn all aspects of running the cafe with the long term potential of becoming the head chef
  • Duties would include fresh food preparation ( salads, vegetables and meat) and, eventually, cooking of all meals on the menu
  • At first this would be under guided supervision but the candidate must be able to cook meals as part of the team

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Basic understanding of English and Maths

Personal qualities

A desire to learn. A genuine love of food. Flexibility. A desire to run one’s own kitchen.

Desired qualifications

No formal qualifications required. Level 1 functional skills in maths and English must be achieved prior to gateway and the learner must also attempt their level 2 maths and English exams. Functional skills does not apply if the apprentice already holds a grade A-C/9-4 in both English and maths.

Future prospects

Ownership of their own food business

Things to consider

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About the employer

Ugly Mugs is a well established breakfast and lunch cafe that is in the process of opening up as an evening eatery. we hope to shortly be delivering food in the local area and also selling homemade meals at farmers markets.


Ugly Mugs



St. Michaels Lane



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Training provider

Luminate Education Group

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Leeds City College


0113 284 6464

Production chef Level 2 Knowledge & Skills gained from this apprenticeship: 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 Assessment: The apprenticeship is aligned to professional recognition from Employers within the Food and drink sector. The end-point assessment is synoptic and takes place at the end of the apprentice’s learning and development, after a minimum of 15 month’s on programme learning. It will consist of an On-demand test, a practical observation, this is then followed by a professional discussion. These are carried out after the apprentice has met the required criteria to pass the Gateway process. The apprenticeship is graded a pass, distinction or fail based on performance in the end-point assessment. Typical Job Roles: Apprentice production Chef Learn all aspects of food preparation, maintaining a high level of food hygiene, cooking a wide range of menu items including vegetables, meat and fish.

Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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