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Apprentice Production Chef Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

Trafford Council is one of the largest employers in the borough and provides a whole range of services that help make Trafford a great place to live, work, learn and relax. Working as Cook 1 in a Primary or High School, this will give you an excellent opportunity to work as part of a team and develop your culinary and kitchen skills.

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Closing date: 31 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary Grade - Band 1 £18333.00 - £18887.00 per annum, pro rata. £10.92 per hour including holiday roll up.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9.30am - 2.30pm

    Total hours per week: 25

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    04 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Basic preparation of food and beverages (for example preparation of vegetables and snacks)
  • Simple cooking in accordance with menus
  • Transporting and serving of meals
  • General kitchen and dining room duties (for example washing up, setting up and clearing away equipment and tables)
  • Cleaning of the kitchen, surrounds and equipment
  • Use of tills, cash or cashless systems

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

  • Qualified L2 Production Chef on successful completion of apprenticeship and End Point Assessment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Development within the role can lead to promotion to cook 2 or Cook Supervisor
  • Permanent positions and more hours are also available

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Empathy with children, Flexible approach to work, Able to follow instructions


Other Food Safety (Grade Level 2) Desired

Things to consider

An Enhanced DBS is required prior to commencing work. You will be required to wear protective clothing as issued. You will be required to adhere to the no smoking policy. The role requires you to spend a large amount of time on your feet, includes manual handling tasks and plenty of washing up! Why would you like to work in a school kitchen environment and are you able to travel between locations?

About the employer

Trafford is a great place to live, work, learn and visit. From its leafy suburbs, to its more urban areas, the borough takes pride in its strong, diverse communities, its cultural and sporting heritage and its position at the heart of the region’s economic powerhouse. Trafford Council and its partners in the public, private and third sectors have a Vision which sees us working together to close inequality gaps and maximise Trafford’s huge potential. Our vision: Trafford – where all our residents, businesses and communities prosper. At the heart of our vision is a common cause – we want to make Trafford a better borough. We want to make it a place where everyone has a chance to succeed and where everybody has a voice. Through our new vision, we are making a commitment to work together across different services and agencies to make the best use of our resources.


Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council


Town Hall

Talbot Road


M32 0TH

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Training provider



Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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