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Level 2 Chef Apprenticeship Prezzo Restaurants - Ware

Opportunity to ‘learn whilst you earn’ as an apprentice chef within the Italian casual dining sector. Be part of a business that has over 180 restaurants. Your role will help us to ensure that every customer leaves wanting to return, through living our values of genuine service, one team, be the best you can be and community.

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

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Closing date: 29 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Kitchen Assistant £9.25ph under 23 years old; £9.60ph 23 years old and over Chef £9.75ph under 23 years old; £10ph 23 years old and over

  • Working week

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

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    20 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?


Kitchen Assistant £9.25ph under 23 years old; £9.60ph 23 years old and over

Chef £9.75ph under 23 years old; £10ph 23 years old and over

It takes skill, a love of food and ladles and ladles of team spirit to be successful in our back of house.

Whatever role you have, whether it’s Head Chef, Sous Chef or Kitchen porter, everyone has a part to play in making sure that every dish that leaves the kitchen, looks and tastes amazing.

It can get hot, it can get hectic, but with the rest of the team there to support you, the kitchen can be one of the most exciting and exhilarating places to work.

As a Chef you will produce exceptional food to ‘wow’ our customers, you’ll work closely with the Head Chef and Sous Chef to ensure the highest level of standards are reached. You’ll help to ensure that everything runs smoothly, that we never run out of essential ingredients and that both the team and customers are happy at all times.

You will have similar experience as a Chef in a fast-paced environment, a ‘hands on’ approach and the drive to maintain the quality our customers deserve. From our Chef we expect exceptional quality and hygiene standards, strong organisational and customer service skills and the ability to remain calm under pressure.

You will be an integral part everything we do and is why our customers love our food. If you would like to be part of our exciting journey, please get in touch and we look forward to speaking with you. Apply today!

At Prezzo we want to create a genuinely inclusive workplace, where we embrace the differences of all our colleagues and celebrate diversity. We love to see applications from underrepresented groups and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

Job Duties:

  • Prepare all food items as directed in a sanitary and timely manner
  • Follow recipes and presentation specifications
  • Operate standard kitchen equipment safely and efficiently
  • Maintain a clean working station whilst adhering to health & safety standards
  • Assist with the cleaning and organisation of kitchen and equipment
  • Restock items as needed throughout the shift
  • Adhere to all food hygiene & safety standards

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?

Clear career development programme to Sous chef and head chef and using the transferable skills into hospitality management if so desired. We can facilitate nationwide relocation for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/c) Desired

Things to consider

A great start in your career of becoming a professional Chef.

About the employer

Prezzo is a national employer with over 180 restaurants in the UK, operating in the Italian casual dining sector. Prezzo is investing in its entire estate as well as our people, with a strong 5 year business plan. It is offering the opportunity of career progression to all staff as well as perks such as Discounted or Free Food, Employee Discount, Flexible Schedule, Store Discounts and Wellness Programmes. They will pay for skills learnt. When you can demonstrate certain skills in the kitchen you will get a pay rise to reflect that in line with all other Prezzo employees.


Prezzo Restaurants - Ware


53 Corbets Tey Road


RM14 2AJ

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Training provider


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: 29 Aug 2022