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Apprentice Production Chef Booker Park School

You will handle, prepare and cook all types of food including meat, fish, vegetables and dairy products. You will develop your knowledge and skills whilst carrying out a variety of other kitchen duties with high standards of hygiene and the energy to thrive in a busy hub kitchen under pressure.

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Closing date: 17 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Enjoy benefits working within Buckinghamshire Council including discounts on purchases from local shops cafes & restaurants, reduced bus and travel costs, employer contribution pension scheme including life cover and a 24 hour free confidential EAP.

  • Working week

    Working hours 7.00am - 2.00pm, Monday to Friday (half an hour unpaid lunch break each day)

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The successful candidate will actively participate in the daily operation of the kitchen under the direction of the Chef.  You will assist with the preparation and cooking of 400 nutritious hot meals for students. 

Cooking duties will include preparing food to suit specific dietary, religious and allergenic needs, using various kitchens tools and learning to use specialist equipment correctly and safely. 

You will be responsible for supporting and assisting with the packing of meals onto trolleys for delivery to the various sites.

You will have a responsibility to comply with hygiene and safety regulations, keeping the work area clean and tidy and to attend training sessions as required.  

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

Level 2 Production Chef apprenticeship standard:

  • On and off the job training

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After successful completion of this Level 2 qualification there is the potential for permanent employment as a kitchen assistant.  This may lead to opportunities for further training and development.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Cooking simple food, Preparing beverages


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Minimum Level 3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Minimum Level 3) Essential
Other Food Hygiene (Grade Pass) Desired

About the employer

Booker Park is a primary special school educating 235 pupils. We are part of a Federation of Schools along with our secondary site, Stocklake Park School, which caters for 100 pupils including a sixth form.


Booker Park School


Booker Park School

Stoke Leys Close


HP21 9EF

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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