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The Royal Navy - Catering Services ( Production Chef Apprenticeship ) Royal Navy

Travelling around the world, your job will range from cooking for the ship's company on board warships or Royal Marines on land operations, to serving a fine dining experience to politically influential VIPs and Royalty.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 May 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £20,400.00

  • Working week

    Working week 40 Hours Shifts TBC Total hours per week: 40.00

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    16 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000031502

  • Positions

    100 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • The Royal Navy represents the United Kingdom worldwide, forging new alliances and maintaining old ones. Being a Caterer in the Royal Navy is a career that is literally miles from anything you could do at home
  • Taking responsibility of ordering, receiving, and accounting for provisions to sustain the menus you write and there’s a good chance you could be at sea for months at a time, the role of Caterer becomes about a lot more than food.
  • You’ll be at the centre of keeping morale high and health at its optimum while you are on board while maintaining excellent standards of personal, food and kitchen hygiene.
  • Ensure compliance to procedures, menu specifications and recipes and produce food meeting portion controls, and budgetary constraints.
  • Adapt and produce dishes to meet special dietary, religious and allergenic requirements and follow, complete and maintain production schedules, legislative and quality standard documentation.
  • Use specialist kitchen equipment, communicate internally and externally with customers and colleagues and commit to personal development activities. 

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

At the end of your Apprenticeship training you will have achieved:

  • Level 2 Apprenticeship – Production Chef,
  • Off the job training will be conducted in Hampshire in the South of England
  • On the job training can be carried out in a wide variety of locations on land or at sea around the world or in the UK
  • Other qualification 
  • Foundation Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Health and Safety Certificate

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

You’ll start your naval career as an Able Rate. With experience and further training, you could be promoted to Leading Hand and beyond. If you show the right commitment, skills, and academic ability, you could become a Commissioned Officer. Members of the Royal Navy are promoted on merit. Work hard and you can rise through the ranks.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, A keen interest in catering

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Math and English (Grade GCSE Level 4) Desired

Things to consider

The Royal Navy represents the United Kingdom worldwide, forging new alliances and maintaining old ones. Being a Caterer in the Royal Navy is a career that is literally miles from anything you could do at home. Taking responsibility for ordering, receiving, and accounting for provisions you’ll be at the centre of keeping morale on board.

About the employer

The Royal Navy (RN) is responsible for the protection of British interests at home and around the World. 95% of all world trade passes through the high seas and every year Britain imports £524 billion worth of goods. The RN takes an active part in the protection of British Shipping. Around the United Kingdom the RN protects vital fishing stocks by monitoring fishing activities in our waters. We recruit throughout the year, so please ignore Key Dates

Employer

Royal Navy

Address

Navy Command HQ

The Admiral Sir Henry Leach Building

Portsmouth

PO2 8BY

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Training

Training provider

ROYAL NAVY

Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)


Employer's Application Instructions

A job in the Naval Service means adventure, camaraderie – and lifelong prospects. Every day you make a difference. And no two days are the same. You could be policing the world's oceans, delivering humanitarian aid when natural or man-made disasters strike. Or you could be deployed in combat. No matter what job you do, you'll be a key part in operations around the world. Are you ready to go places?

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 May 2023