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Production Chef Apprenticeship Gerrard Arms

A very involved role in a busy, successful kitchen. Full training will be provided by an exceptional head-chef, and so you can expect to develop your skills within this industry and have plenty of opportunity for career progression. Strong performance will be rewarded with pay-increase and offer of a permanent role at the end of apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 06 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,254.44

    To increase based on performance after an agreed period.

    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

    Mon: 5pm – 8.30pm, Tuesday – Saturday: 12pm – 8.30pm, Sunday: 12 – 8pm. If on at start of service, shift will usually start 1 hour before. If on at end of service, shift will usually end 1 hour after close of kitchen.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000099355

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Full responsibility for and management of own kitchen section (starter, sides and desserts)
  • Food preparation at start of shift (and top-up if needed during the day). Examples of this are salad preparation, vegetable portions, cold elements for dishes (feta cheese, some sauces/dips)
  • Attending to own elements on incoming cheques (food orders)
  • Helping with wash-up when needed
  • Maintaining a clean and tidy station
  • Adhering to food hygiene standards (food labelling, temperatures, correct use of chopping boards etc.)
  • Cleaning down at the end of the shift

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

Production Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Food hygiene
  • Knife Skills/Food preparation
  • Use of specialist kitchen equipment
  • Maintenance of required documentation
  • In-house, full-time, work-based training in a functioning pub/restaurant kitchen

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Permanent role available at end of apprenticeship if candidate performs well
  • There is a potential for a salary increase if expected standards are met
  • Manager looking to take on second establishment in near future, so will be opportunities there

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Reliable

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3) Essential

Things to consider

Long periods of time working on your feet, in fast-paced kitchen environment. Need to be able to maintain composure under stress, and organise workload.

About the employer

A family and dog-friendly pub/restaurant at the heart of a welcoming, local community within reach of Rivington and other local beauty spots; currently serving home-cooked, quality food 7 days a week, and with weekly quiz nights, live music and sports events on offer. In this uncertain climate we are thriving due to the high standards of our service and offering, and our well-earned reputation is important to us. We can provide a high-standard of training and opportunity for career development.

Employer

Gerrard Arms

Address

615 BOLTON ROAD

ASPULL

WIGAN

WN2 1PZ

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Training

Training provider

WIGAN AND LEIGH COLLEGE

Contact

Jodie Slater

j.d.williamson@hotmail.co.uk

01942 832346

Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)


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