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Apprentice Chef Silver Oaks Bagels T/as The Bagel Bar

To work in a small busy kitchen to produce high quality, chef prepared food and to support the development of the Silver Oak Bagel Bar or either based at our sister site venue, The Yard.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The successful applicant can look forward to pay increases on review.

  • Working week

    You will be required to work shifts based around our opening hours. Tuesday- Thursday 9am-3pm Friday- Saturday 12pm - 9pm which be worked on a rota and advised of in advance.

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    14 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Bagel Bar and The Yard based in Ely, have become popular as soon as they opened as the quality of our food is excellent and well as novel. We are looking to build on this success and expand, but only with the right people.


Job tasks:

1.           With close mentoring support, to make and deliver exceptional quality food

2.           Provide excellent customer service and build relationships with customers

3.           Keep high standards of personal cleanliness and appearance

4.           Maintain a high standard of cleanliness and hygiene in the workplace

5.           Work across the Silver Oak team to help ensure the smooth running of the business

6.           Work with all team members to ensure great communication and efficient working

7.           Adhere to all recipe and presentation standards

8.           Report all equipment failure and hazards upon detection

9.           Ensure stock rotation and wastage are kept to a minimum

10.         Keep Food Safety knowledge up to date and conform to all health/food safety codes of practice and COSHH regulations

11.         Participate in reviews and development as requested

12.         Carry out duties as requested.


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

Level 2 Production Chef Standard

There will be on and off the job training and mentoring support by the employer. The position is for 5 days a week including a day release attendance at Cambridge campus.


The practical training period is the time dedicated to the development of the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours for your Apprenticeship which includes the following components; 


Level 2 Production Chef Standard
Level 2 Award in Food Safety
Functional Skills Level 1 Maths and English (exemptions apply).

The apprentice would be assigned an assessor through the College, who would typically come out to visit in the workplace to assess workplace competence.


The knowledge side would be provided via an online portal and assignments/ evidence of work/ portfolio via an online Smart Assessor tool.


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full-time chef roles are available following successful completion of Apprenticeships. We are an expanding business and continuously invest in our teams.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, passion for food, Basic Chef Skills, Honesty, Awareness of Health And Safety


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3/D) Essential

Things to consider

If you love a face paced contemporary environment, are willing to start at the bottom, but have the energy and ideas to contribute and help us grow, then join our Head Chef and team in our small but very busy kitchens. Put into practice traditional skills and learn to prepare excellent street style food. Early starts, initially day time only working, always at least one day at the weekend. As we are a small team, we pull together to cover sometimes at short notice. Great centre location, nearby to Ely train station. Really nice team! Also, part of a bigger coffee shop and roastery – so really helps if you love coffee and a passion for food!

About the employer

Silver Oak Coffee Ltd is a coffee roastery and we have opened a bagel bar as Silver Oak Bagels and The Yard. We have a small trained chefs who prepared high quality food from fresh in a small but very busy kitchens. We are expanding soon and would like to add 3 apprentice chefs to join our teams.


Silver Oaks Bagels T/as The Bagel Bar


The Yard

35a Newham Street


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Training provider




01223 418778

Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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