Apprentice Chef (Level 3 - Professional Cookery) Holbrook House

Holbrook House is looking for a motivated apprentice chef to join their team. Using the finest local ingredients and a genuine passion for great taste, our award-winning Head Chef Paul Hudson and his highly-skilled team create the unrivalled gourmet food for which Holbrook is renowned.

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Closing date: 29 Oct 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

    Monday to Sunday upto 40 hours including any college hours. This will include shift work.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    09 Mar 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As part of your apprenticeship working within the team at Holbrook House you will gain skills in:

  • Preparation and cooking of complex hot and cold dishes for the restaurant menu
  • Completion of kitchen documentation
  • Food Safety and Health and Safety
  • Kitchen opening and closing procedures
  • Assisting with private event catering
  • Assisting with development of menu for restaurant

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Knowledge of food and a keen interest in cooking and the hospitality industry.
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Able to work using own initiative

Personal qualities

  • A strong communicator
  • Friendly
  • A team player
  • Committed to achieving good standards of food hygiene.

Qualifications required

Grade A*- C GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths.

Future prospects

On completion of this Apprenticeship there may be opportunity for the right candidate togain a full time position.You could become a senior chef, cook specialising in fine dining, sous chef, working in places from hotels, resturants to cruise liners.

Things to consider

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: The job role will require some shift work and due to the location of Holbrook House, applicants will need their own transport.

About the employer

Holbrook House is a privately owned Georgian Country House with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, set in twenty acres of unspoiled woodland and rolling pastures.   Surrounded by the abundant nature, wildlife and sparkling rivers of South West England, Holbrook lies within easy reach of London and the Midlands.   Holbrook, a unique home in the country, is the perfect venue for your next leisurely holiday, romantic break, or special event.


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Training provider

As part of this Apprenticeship you will undertake the following:

Professional Cookery Diploma Level 3

Mandatory units within the Diploma:

  • Unit 302- Develope productive working relationships with colleagues
  • Unit  304 - Maintain the health,hygiene, safety and security of the working environment
  • Unit 305 - Maintain the healthhygiene, safety and security of the working environment
  • Unit 203 – Maintain food safety when storing, preparing & cooking food
  • Plus optional units, such as Prepare poultry for complex dishes, cook and finish complex poultry dishes, complete kitchen documentation, prepare, cook and finish complex pastry products
  • English, Maths and ICT Functional Skills (if required)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Yeovil College


Caroline Helyar 01935 845399

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Closing date: 29 Oct 2017