Apprentice Chef - Level 2 The Crown Public House

Apprentice Chef wanted for busy family run gastro pub in Haywards Heath. The successful candidate will have training in all aspects of the kitchen with the view to be taken on full time at the end of the training. Areas covered are health and hygiene, preparation and cooking of food, ordering and menu planning.

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Closing date: 05 Sep 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

    Flexible shifts 30 to 40 hours per week worked over 5 days (not Mondays).

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    08 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    27 Feb 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The Crown are expanding quality food led business and looking for enthusiastic and reliable trainees in our kitchens.

You will be working directly for the owners who are passionate about training and you can expect to be preparing the highest quality food where presentation is equally important.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in all areas of the kitchen alongside working towards an NVQ Level 2 in Professional Cookery. 

You will be paid the Apprenticeship wage plus tips. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Works well within a team environment.
  • Character is more important than skills at this stage.
  • Basic cooking skills

Personal qualities

  • As above, with the desire to learn and progress in the industry
  • Commitment in working towards a qualification in Professional Cookery

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Maths and English grade E or above/equivalent.  If you do not have the grades you will have to work towards Functional skills in English and Maths which is carried out in college one morning per week. 


  • Grade C will be exempt from Functional Skills in English and Maths.  
  • Grade D will exempt you from Functional Skills Level 1 in English and Maths and you will then be offered Level 2
  • Grade E - mandatory English and Maths Functional Skills Level 1

Future prospects

Successful candidates should expect to be offered a full time position at the end of the training period.

Things to consider

If you are shortlisted to attend interviews, our Recruitment Adviser will contact you via telephone and email. Please ensure you check these regularly as you may miss out on any important information we provide you with. Due to the large volume of applicants, if you have not heard back within 2 weeks of your application it will indicate you have unsuccessful. This is a Full Time Apprenticeship and will not suit those who are in Full Time Education. If you have a Level 4 qualification or higher please do not apply as you will be ineligible for this apprenticeship. Interview and start dates are subject to change. All applications must be made through Apprenticeship Vacancies website. Do not contact the employer direct as this may result in your application not being considered. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.40 per hour. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18-year-old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

Family run Gastro Pub business based in Haywards Heath and Cuckfield.


The Crown Public House


The Green

Horsted Keynes

Haywards Heath

RH17 7AW

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Training provider

Apprentices are allocated an Assessor who visits the apprentice in the workplace approx. every 4 weeks. Visits include some 1 to 1 time, observation of the learner working as part of the assessment and feedback process.

The Apprenticeship is made up of the following components:

1. Diploma (Level 2, 3 or 4) - this is the practical and technical based component where the apprentice demonstrates that they have the skills and knowledge to meet the required national standard.  Exams are taken for each module of the Certificate
2. Functional Skills, if required, are delivered at the college and are made up of English and Maths. The Apprentice builds up a portfolio of both to show they are able to effectively communicate and use numbers in the workplace.  Each Functional Skill is assessed by an online test and a portfolio of evidence. The level of Functional Skill will depend on the level of the apprenticeship.
4. ERR (Employment Rights and Responsibilities). This component is used to make Apprentices aware of their employment rights and responsibilities. The apprentice completes this component in question and answer format in a workbook
5. PLTS (Personal Learning and Thinking Skills) comprises six groups of skills that together with the Functional Skills are essential to success in learning, life and work. These are; managing one's self, managing relationships with others, managing one's own learning performance and work. These are embedded within the other components of the apprenticeship framework

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by City College Brighton & Hove


Hayley Warne

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Closing date: 05 Sep 2017