Production Chef Apprentice - Southport Kids Planet - Southport

A great opportunity to start your career within the chef world. Kids Planet are looking for an Apprentice Chef for their Southport site.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Mon - Fri 9am-3pm

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties will include:

1. To assist the Chef with the Kids Planet Food Management System and running of the nursery kitchen.

2. To engage in all elements of your apprenticeship programme.

Key Areas:

1. Food hygiene and cleanliness

2. Food preparation and cooking

3. Control and management of food allergens and dietary requirements

4. Due diligence - evidencing controls by documenting everything you do

5. Working by Kids Planet company values and our Code of Ethics

Main Duties:

- Attend all internal training and work with the Chef in gaining the competencies outlined in the Food Management System Training Pack.

- Work with the Chef and Nursery manager in preparation of weekly menu's, catering for all children, taking account of any special dietary needs.

- Assist with the management if food allergens in the kitchen, helping to ensure controls are implemented.

- Assist with food preparation, cooking and serving at correct temperatures.

- Assist with maintaining adequate stores and food stuffs in appropriate storage conditions.

- Assist with food ordering and stocktaking.

- Assist with kitchen cleaning according to the kitchen cleaning schedule, including schedules for cleaning equipment and appliances.

- Assist with clearing away food and washing pots, including use of the dishwasher.

- Be vigilant as to your own health and safety as well as the health and safety of others in the workplace.

- Ensure your own personal hygiene is impeccable.


-  Adhere to the company procedures including attendance at meetings, preparation of reports and any other duties as required from time to time.

- Ensure the company's Equal Opportunities Policy is adhered to at all times

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

Level 2 Production Chef Standard

Training will be completed in the workplace and on tutor appointments
via face-to-face visits and Microsoft Teams appointments;
learners complete all work through an e-portfolio.  

Full training will be given, including training in Kids Planet kitchen operations and use of appliances

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full time position if available upon completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3 / D) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3 / D) Desired

Things to consider

Why does this apprenticeship appeal to you? What skills do you have to offer?

About the employer

Set up in 2008 by hard working mum Clare Roberts, Kids Planet now has 85 outstanding nurseries across the UK and is responsible for the care and education of over 10,000 children.


Kids Planet - Southport


Kids Planet Southport

Manchester Road



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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