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Level 2 Production Chef Apprentice at Center Parcs, Longleat Center Parcs

Do you have an interest in cooking, like the idea of working in a busy kitchen and have a desire to learn and gain a recognised qualification while you earn £9.66 per hour?

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

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Closing date: 17 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £18,837.00

    £9.66 per hour

  • Working week

    The working week is Monday through Friday, including weekends. Work is shift-based, with both AM (8 am - 3 pm) and PM (3 pm – 10 pm) shifts available.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    19 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000067016

  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This is a great ground-floor opportunity for any aspiring chef to join one of our friendly kitchen teams as a Kitchen Assistant, whilst undertaking a Level 2 Production Chef Apprenticeship qualification.

As a production chef you will work as a valuable member of the team in a variety of kitchen environments, working with centrally developed standardised menus, producing high quality food in high volumes whilst maintaining excellent standards. 

During your first 12 – 18 months you will blend learning activities into your normal working hours to enable you to grow your food knowledge, to deliver a great food product to our guests and to achieve the Production Chef qualification 

You will be given all the help and support you need to succeed; you’ll receive full training and will be supported by your Manager and ‘HIT’ – our Hospitality Industry Training provider. 

Your duties will include: 

  • The preparation, cooking and presentation of food to menu specifications 
  • Learning about stock control, portion control and food wastage 
  • Understanding dietary requirements 
  • How to use specialist kitchen equipment safely and correctly 
  • Keeping a safe and hygienic working environment 
  • Keeping the kitchen clean, tidy and organised 

HOURS OF WORK 

You be working straight shifts and covering approximately 37.5 hours per week on a flexible basis. This means that your hours and days of work could vary each week, but you will always receive your contracted hours each period and ahead of time. 

Center Parcs is open 365 days a year so you will be required to work a mixture of shifts, including evenings, weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis. 

This is a permanent position during which an apprenticeship programme will be delivered. 

On completion of the programme you can continue to grow and develop in your role as a production chef or through further Chef Development and Manager programmes 

ABOUT THE BENEFITS 

Center Parcs is a fantastic place to work and the benefits are as impressive as they are unique. Here are just a few: 

Colleague Bonus Scheme
Pension Scheme with Life Assurance
Colleague Recognition and Reward Scheme – offering a choice of Center Parcs and High Street vouchers
Free use of our leisure facilities
Discounted Center Parcs breaks
20% discount in our restaurant and retail outlets
Access to Perks at Work Portal - offering a wide range of retail and leisure discounts
An Employee Assistance Program - providing support on financial, health and legal matters
Excellent opportunities for career development and progression with the opportunity to gain externally recognised qualifications

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

  • Full training will be given on the Level 2 Production Chef standard.
  • Maths and English Functional Skills are available if required.
  • You will undergo the usual company induction programme which includes training on Health and Safety including allergen training etc. in a kitchen.
  • You will be supported by a HIT Training Professional Trainer.
  • You will gain the Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Catering and Hospitality.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once you have gained your qualification you could obtain a Line Cook role if it was available. Center Parcs are keen to help you with your career and there will be opportuities to learn from the different kitchens within the Center Parc complex and progress to more Senior Kitchen roles.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired

About the employer

Around each Center Parcs village, the Food and Beverage department employs around 350 team members across nine different restaurants, cafés and bars, as well as a production kitchen. There’s also a further five concessionary units including well-known brands such as Bella Italia and Café Rouge. From American grills to authentic Indian cuisine, or for those wanting a relaxing drink after a busy day, there’s something to suit all appetites at Center Parcs.

Employer

Center Parcs

Address

Longleat Forest

Longleat Forest, Warminster

BA12 7PU

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Training

Training provider

HIT TRAINING LTD

Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)


Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 17 Sep 2022