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Production Chef Assistant Apprentice Durham County Council

The Production chef apprentice will assist the Unit Manager with simple tasks associated with food production and service. Learning from qualified members of the team, to enhance both their technical skills and life skills like learning to work in a fast paced environment.

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Closing date: 16 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 - 37.5 Hours Per week. Working hours will be confirmed on successful appointment.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    29 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?


• To assist in the preparation and cooking of food and beverages as defined.

• To prepare the dining area for service which may include moving and/or setting up of furniture, setting up trolley, and cleaning and dismantling of these as required after service.

• To prepare service areas, counters, hot cupboards and other equipment for the efficient and effective service of meals.

• To serve food according to the type of operation as defined by Wheatley Hill Primary, paying particular attention to portion control and presentation of food.

• To wash crockery, cutlery, cooking equipment, serving equipment, utensils and other catering equipment and surfaces to specified standards.

• To clean on a daily basis all catering areas to the required standard including routine cleaning tasks and furniture movement in accordance with Unit cleaning rotas and/or when specifically requested to do so.

• To remove food debris from dining areas and spot mop floor surfaces.

• To perform a periodic clean of dining furniture.

• To inform the Unit Manager of any defects in the kitchen or catering equipment as soon as possible.

• To undergo appropriate on and off the job training and to put this training into practice within the Unit.

• To maintain standards of personal and kitchen hygiene, Food Safety and Health & Safety and to operate to the standards required by statutory regulations.

. • To make every customer experience an enjoyable one, reporting any complaints or compliments.

 • To report immediately any incidents of accident, injury, burglary, theft, damage and loss of property.

• To comply with reasonable requests made by the Unit Manager, including the covering of staff at any other Unit within the Contract.

• To undertake any other duties that may be required for the effective running of the Unit.

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

Production Chef Level 2 Standard.

Delivered within the workplace.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A permanent position available for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent maths and English (Grade 3-9 (A*-D) or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

We have school based transport which does allow us to support with transport to & from work for candidates in the Consett & Stanley areas.

About the employer

Wheatley Hill primary School is a friendly and welcoming school that serves the Community. Here at Wheatley Hill primary we believe that children should be given the opportunity to take part in a range of exciting opportunities. We are rated from Ofsted as a Good school.


Durham County Council


Wheatley Hill Primary School

Henderson Avenue

Wheatley Hill


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Training provider



Apprenticeship Recruitment Team

01207 585914

Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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