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Production Chef Apprentice University of Essex Campus Services

Working alongside our team of qualified Chef, you will be responsible for the preparation, cooking and storing of all foods and ensuring the quality of the product complies with our standards at all times. There will also be occasions where you will have the opportunity to support University Events such as Open Days and Graduation.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 13 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £19,760.00

    This role will be paying £10 per hour

  • Working week

    Monday to Sunday, 5 out of 7 days working. This can be early morning, evening or weekend shifts. Example shifts: 7:00am - 3:00pm, 12:00pm - 8-00pm, 2:00pm - 10:00pm. This will be discussed with the successful candidate.

    Total hours per week: 38.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    09 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000120840

  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Working alongside our team of qualified Chef, you will be responsible for the preparation, cooking and storing of all foods and ensuring the quality of the product complies with our standards at all times as well as meeting food safety and health and safety regulations. There will also be occasions where you will have the opportunity to support University Events such as Open Days and Graduation.

The main duties of the post will include:

  • To cook across our catering units as required
  • To be responsible for food production and presentation to a high standard and ensure this standard is maintained throughout the business
  • To maintain control of portion size and ensure waste to be minimised
  • Replenishing fresh food stock throughout the day, ensuring a smooth service delivery at all times and assisting with the ordering of stock
  • Maintain and uphold high standards of food hygiene, safety and cleanliness in the kitchen and to ensure that current legislative requirements are being met
  • To bring new ideas to the workplace
  • Have the ability to work unsupervised
  • Adhere to procedures and methods as laid down by the University
  • Attend training session when required

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

  • The Apprentice will be working towards the Level 2 Production Chef Apprenticeship Standard
  • College attendance will be at the Colchester Institute - Colchester Campus one day per week during term time

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Progressing to higher role such as chef manager

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent 4 GCSEs including maths and English (Grade 9-4/A*-C) Essential

Things to consider

This role will require you to work variable hours such as early morning, evening and weekend shifts. This role is a physically demanding role.

About the employer

The Estates and Campus Services teams deliver a wide range of services for the University, from catering to sports facilities, from accommodation to grounds maintenance, and from estates management to the luxury hotel (Wivenhoe House). Our teams aim to deliver a professional and seamless service to students, staff and visitors. Our work supports the University in the development of new facilities, the ongoing development of vibrant campus communities and optimising reinvestment to support development opportunities.

Employer

University of Essex Campus Services

Address

Wivenhoe Park

Colchester

Essex

CO4 3SQ

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Training

Training provider

COLCHESTER INSTITUTE

Contact

Colchester Institute - Apprenticeship Team

ci.apprenticeships@colchester.ac.uk

01206 712043

Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)


Employer's Application Instructions

Please be advised that this is an application through Colchester Institutes website, once you have been shortlisted by Colchester Institute your application will then be shared with this employer.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 13 Feb 2023