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Senior Production Chef Apprenticeship at Whinfell Center Parcs

Are you a current Chef who is looking to develop their knowledge, gain new skills and move into a leadership role? Then this is an exciting opportunity to join one of our friendly kitchen teams as a Line Cook (Junior Chef de Partie) whilst undertaking a Level 3 Senior Production Chef Apprenticeship qualification.

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

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Closing date: 17 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £21,294.00

    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.

  • Working week

    Working straight-shifts, you’ll be contracted to work 150 hours per 4-week period 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.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    19 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000067021

  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

ABOUT THE ROLE 

In this role, you will prepare, cook and present menu items to agreed standards. You will assist the Kitchen Managers with the general supervision and coaching of the Kitchen Assistants and deputise for the Kitchen Managers in their absence; maintaining the smooth running of the kitchen. 

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 Senior 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 

Working straight-shifts, you’ll be contracted to work 150 hours per 4-week period 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. 

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 Line Cook or through further Chef Development and Manager programmes. 

ABOUT YOU 

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, able to motivate a team and have excellent communication skills. 

Essential requirements: 

Previous relevant Kitchen experience including supervisory and training experience or previous experience as a Kitchen Assistant within a quality establishment producing a range of dishes using fresh produce
Willingness to learn and motivated to complete apprenticeship activities.
GCSE grade D (or equivalent) in Maths and English or the ability to achieve functional skills level 1 in Maths and English (full support will be provided)

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 3 Senior 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 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Catering and Hospitality.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?


This is a permanent position, future opportunities could include working across different units or progressing to a Senior Cook level role.

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Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

A great start to a rewarding career.

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

Whinfell Forest

Whinfell Forest, Penrith

Cumbria

CA10 2DW

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Training

Training provider

HIT TRAINING LTD

Apprenticeship standard

Senior production chef

Level 3 (A level)


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 Aug 2022