The ideal candidate will assist the main chefs with simple tasks. You need to be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the kitchen. And you will perform a variety of tasks under general supervision.

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Closing date: 24 Apr 2023

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 9am to 5pm, may work evenings and weekends.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Prepare ingredients while supporting the kitchen brigade
  • Prepare, cook and present food to company specification
  • Prepare and present food to the highest standards
  • Responsible for cleaning down and refreshing your workstations, washing up, and preparation areas
  • Learn how our kitchens adhere to the highest of standards of cleanliness, food hygiene and health and safety.
  • Work safely around kitchen equipment and monitor and deal with any maintenance issues
  • Work closing with senior Chefs in preparation of menus
  • Keep up to date with new products, menus, and promotions
  • Be involved and contribute at all team meetings
  • Be passionate in delivering excellent food
  • Carry out instructions as given by senior member of the kitchen brigade
  • Assist in receipt, storage, and stock control of all food supplies
  • Check quality, taste and texture of food being produced
  • Receive, record and monitor food deliveries for quality, quantity and temperature
  • Attend and complete all education learning and development training as required to complete the apprenticeship programme

The ideal candidate will also have:

  • Be passionate and knowledgeable about food
  • Have basic culinary skills such as knife skills
  • Have knowledge of different ingredients, cooking equipment and procedures

Ideal behaviours we look for in team members include:

  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to use initiative and be creative
  • Ability to multi-task and organise
  • Ability to work part as a team
  • Excellent communication skills

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


  • Contributing to reviewing and refreshing menus
  • Using technology in line with business guidelines
  • Checking food stocks, reporting on shortages, and prioritising food that is close to expiry
  • Learning how to prioritise tasks
  • Measuring dish ingredients and portion sizes accurately
  • Developing basic cooking skills and techniques
  • Improving knife skills when preparing food
  • Maintaining a clean and hygienic kitchen


The apprenticeship is aligned to professional recognition from employers within the food and drink sector. The end-point assessment takes place at the end of the apprentice’s learning and development, after a minimum of 15 months on-programme learning. It will consist of a multiple choice test, a practical observation in the workplace and a culinary challenge, followed by a professional discussion. These are carried out after the apprentice has met the required criteria to pass the gateway process. The apprentice is graded a pass, distinction or fail based on their performance in the end-point assessment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Chef roles within Elland Road Stadium, progression in our kitchens at our training ground where our first team and future first teams are trained.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Creative, Strong interpersonal skills, Ability to work under pressure, Multi-task and organise, Ability to work part as a team, Excellent communication skills, Have basic culinary skills


Other English (Grade Level 1) Desired
Other Maths (Grade Level 1) Desired

About the employer

Leeds United Football Club is an English professional football club based in the city of Leeds, West Yorkshire and play at our fabulous stadium based on Elland Road, which has been the home of Leeds United since 1919 and remains one of English football's great theatres and is 'the only place for us' ever since. With a capacity of 37,890, it is England's 11th largest football ground in the Premier League.




Elland Road Stadium

Elland Road


LS11 0ES

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Training provider



Leeds City College


Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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