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Middleton Lodge are seeking a hardworking, enthusiastic Apprentice Chef to join their team. The successful candidate will gain a Level 2 Production Chef apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 05 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 36.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    16 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

To assist the kitchen in the day-to-day preparation, production, and service of food items whilst undergoing structured training. To maintain and improve standards of hygiene within the constraints of company legislative policy.

  • A full-time position based at Middleton Lodge
  • No experience necessary
  • A passion for cooking is preferred

The following are specific responsibilities and contributions critical to the successful performance of the position:

  • To arrive for duty at the correct time wearing the correct uniform
  • Always maintaining complete personal hygiene and neat appearance
  • To assist the department in achieving hygiene assessment standards by adhering to hygiene schedules in place
  • To ensure that all food produced is to standard specification and the standard laid down as shown in your training
  • To carry out other duties within the general scope and purpose of the jobs designated by the Executive Head Chef
  • To know and adhere to the fire/evacuation regulations of the hotel and kitchen department
  • To ensure all health and safety and security policies and procedures are adhered to
  • To attend “in house” training and staff meetings as required
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned by management
  • Complies with Middleton Lodge Events Ltd policies and procedures

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

  • On and off-the-job training
  • Level 2 Production Chef apprenticeship
  • Day release at college/training provider 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Depending on the circumstances of the business upon completion of the apprenticeship programme there could be a potential position of employment available.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 2/E or Above) Essential

Things to consider

This vacancy is to start immediately therefore you must be available to start before applying. The closing date, interview date and start date are subject to change. This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Individuals are able to undertake an apprenticeship at a higher level than a qualification they currently hold, including any previously completed apprenticeships. Individuals can also undertake an apprenticeship at the same level, or lower level than a qualification they already hold as long as the new apprenticeship allows for new skills to be acquired and the content of the training is materially different from any previous qualification or apprenticeship. Northern Skills will check candidates' eligibility prior to any interviews. Please be aware that as Northern Skills provide a recruitment matching service, we will also consider you for roles which pay the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage.

About the employer

Busy hospitality organisation based in the North East serving delicious food and drinks. Friendly place to work.







DL10 6NJ

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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