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Apprentice Production Chef BARNEY BEARS NURSERY LTD

We are looking for an apprentice chef to join the kitchen team in our OFSTED rated Outstanding nursery.

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Closing date: 30 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, Exact times to be decided, most likely earlier shifts.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    02 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Role responsibilities (including, not limited to): 

To work with and follow the recipes to ensure that each child has the recommended daily nutritional allowances per day, per week. 
To be aware of children's allergy and dietary requirements. 
Stock levels are maintained.
Co-ordinate the serving of the lunch and tea
Wash-up crockery and cutlery and all cooking equipment
Ensure the dining area is clean and tidy 
Maintaining records (fridge/freezer temperatures, food probing, AM/PM checks, cleaning charts)
Ensuring that the storage of food is correct in accordance with the food standard agency and the HACCAP guidelines and that appropriate storage containers and labelling is available.
To ensure that all utensils and equipment is regularly cleaned, checked and recorded
To ensure that the kitchen is as free as possible from potential germs and cross –contamination
To implement all Health and Safety procedures

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

You will work towards a Production Chef Apprenticeship Level 2 
You will have a dedicated industry expert to guide and coach you through components of your programme and you’ll experience a range of different learning opportunities.
Meetings with your dedicated trainer
Interactive Online Workshops
Self-guided research
On-job instruction
Peer to peer mentoring
Personal development planning
Manager progress reviews

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Our apprentice will have the progression to increase their salary, once probation is completed and are showing commitment. There are opportunities to be offered a permanent position at the Nursery. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade Grade 4 / C or above) Desired

Things to consider

We are looking for that someone who is passionate about providing healthy food of high quality and can help us develop. We are looking to fill this role ASAP! Do not hesitate to apply!

About the employer

Barney Bears Nursery was established in April 2004. We are committed to provide a happy secure environment in which each child can develop at his or her own pace. Guiding them towards the Early Learning Goals as defined in the Early Years Foundation Stage, learning through play and planned topic themes. Within a homely, atmosphere each child has the freedom to choose a wide range of activities.







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Training provider



Dmytrij Lymar


Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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