Fish Fryer/Chef Apprentice Colmans

An apprentice is required to take on hospitality and catering duties with the award winning fish and chip restaurant, Colmans, based in South Shields.

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Closing date: 25 Aug 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

    Working days will vary (working minimum 5 days a week) 11am - 7:30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    31 Aug 2017

  • Date posted

    23 Feb 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

Duties include:

  • Working as part of a team creating a positive working environment
  • Assisting qualified staff with preparation, cooking and finishing of food
  • Keeping the kitchen hygienically clean and tidy at all times
  • Washing kitchen appliances, work surfaces, floors and walls
  • Deal with customer payments
  • Deliver excellent customer service
  • Ensure Health and Safety guidelines are met at all times

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Experience of working with food in a restaurant/catering environment
  • Confidence with the ability to work independently without the need for close supervision
  • Good communication skills
  • You must be able to follow instructions with a methodical approach
  • You must be able to organise yourself to work to strict deadlines
  • A flexible approach to work

Personal qualities

  • You must be enthusiastic with the desire to succeed within the industry
  • You must be honest and trustworthy
  • You must have a flexible approach to work
  • You must be reliable
  • You must have a strong interest in food particularly seafood
  • You must have an excellent work ethic

Qualifications required

Level 2 qualification in the catering/hospitality sector is desired but not essential.

All applications will be considered.

Future prospects

A fixed term contract for the duration of the apprenticeship with a potential full time position available at the completion of the apprentice for the right candidate.

Things to consider

This role will involve working with heated equipment The kitchen area can sometimes be a very busy and stressful environment Weekend work is essential. The completion of a 3 day work trial is essential for potential candidates. 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

Colman's of South Shields is a family owned and operated business, famous for Fish and Chips since 1926. They have been serving famous Fish and Chips and Seafood for over four generations and have built their reputation by not compromising on quality or service.




Ocean Road

South Shields

NE33 2JQ

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Training provider

You will work towards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery. Functional Skills in English and Maths if applicable.

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by South Tyneside College


Lynn Lincoln 0191 4273696

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Closing date: 25 Aug 2017