Chef Apprentice - J2649 The Bank Tavern

The Bank Tavern is a Bristol Good Food finalist that is nestled in the heart of the City Centre. It offers a unique opportunity for someone passionate about creating good food to work in a professional kitchen alongside two creative and established chefs.

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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

    30 hours on a shift basis Monday-Sunday

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    28 Feb 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties include:

  • Food preparation prior to service
  • Preparing basic food dishes
  • Contributing ideas to the menu
  • Working as part of a team
  • Adhering to health and safety standards and ensuring cleanliness at all times
  • Assisting the Chefs as required
  • Taking a professional approach and having pride in the food produced

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Any kitchen experience is welcome.

Personal qualities

Passionate about creating good food, keen to work within a successful and professional team, proactive, confident, and lots of initiative to get the job done.

Qualifications required

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

Future prospects

This is an opportunity to become part of a team that could lead to a permanent position.

Things to consider

Working in a city centre location, chef whites provided, generally a lunchtime service only. Holiday entitlement pro rata, travel card provided, lunch provided.

About the employer

Tucked away from the hustle & bustle of the city centre, The Bank Tavern has stood since the 1800’s. Surviving an alarming number of riots, two world wars, Bristol City Council town planners and Thatcher. An independent free house, it prides itself on an award winning ales and ciders, excellent food and not taking itself too seriously.


The Bank Tavern


8 John Street



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Training provider

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery - Carried out in the workplace through observation and assessment.
  • Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Professional Cookery) - The underpinning knowledge, usually studied on a day release basis.

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by City of Bristol College


City of Bristol College 0117 312 5250

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