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Apprentice Chef Sylvan House EMI Residential Home

We are looking for an Apprentice Chef to assist with preparing food for the residents at our Residential Home on a daily basis.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Willing to pay over the apprenticeship rate for an experienced candidate.

    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

    Shifts to be confirmed at interview

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main aims of the job:

  • To prepare appetising and nutritious food for the residents on a daily basis
  • To prepare a menu in conjunction with the residents likes and dislikes. This must rotate on a five week basis
  • To change the menus on a regular basis as laid out in the minimum standards
  • To ensure that the kitchen is hygienically clean at all times
  • To ensure all food orders are requested with ample time while working under an agreed budget
  • To meet differencing dietary requirements as necessary

Key responsibilities:

  • To prepare breakfast as required by the residents at an agreed time
  • To prepare a range of cooked breakfasts for those that wish to have them
  • To ensure all meals are ready at the appropriate time
  • Offer and prepare lunch each day ensuring that fresh vegetables are used
  • To prepare two desserts as necessary for both lunch and supper
  • To ensure that fresh cake is prepared for residents' birthdays or any other occasions requested
  • To help in overseeing the smooth running of the kitchen
  • To ensure all cleaning is completed as per cleaning rota
  • To ensure all food returned to the fridge is covered with cling film and dated
  • To ensure appropriate kitchen protocol is maintained i.e. no eating in the kitchen, carers are not to wash their hands at the kitchen sink etc.
  • To ensure all frozen foods are taken out of the freezer giving ample time to defrost


  • To attend and participate in staff meetings and attend all mandatory training when required
  • To attend supervision and appraisals ensuring that you have prepared for these when required
  • To attend any other training when a need has been identified
  • To communicate effectively with other staff, relatives and visitors, including professional agencies, regarding residents
  • Provide refreshments and assistance when required
  • Report any faults or defects in the home to the appropriate person
  • To be fully aware of the fire policy and the awareness of food hygiene regulations
  • To ensure you are familiar with all the current policies and procedures and understand your duty to comply and implement them when necessary
  • To wear uniform provided with plain black trousers and flat sensible shoes at all times
  • To be aware of the residents' confidentiality at all times
  • Ensure that you do not use a mobile phone while on duty
  • To ensure that all information of a confrontational nature gained in the course of duty is not divulged to third parties
  • To keep all records of cleaning work completed after each shift in the appropriate book
  • Understand your duty to whistle blow if you witness bad practice or harm to a resident within the home.
  • To promote and ensure good reputation of the home at all times

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

Level 2 Production Chef Apprenticeship Standard, including:

  • Food Safety
  • Knowledge, Skills & Behaviours
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills English
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills maths
  • End-Point Assessment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Possibility of a full-time position upon successful completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working, Patience, Catering experience


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

About the employer

Sylvan House EMI Residential Home in Wirral, Birkenhead offers care for people over the age of 52 as well as those with dementia, with over 20 staff who give person-centred care and treat residents with dignity and respect. They have time to interact with the residents and socialise with them and there is a low staff turnover.


Sylvan House EMI Residential Home




CH42 9LD

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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