2x Production Chef Apprentice Level 2 ESSI'S LTD

A great opportunity to start your career within the chef world. Essy's are looking for an Apprentice Chef for their brand-new Cheadle site. Work with the chef and manager in preparation of weekly menu's, catering for all customers, taking account of any special dietary needs.

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Closing date: 02 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £5.50ph based on 30-40 hours per week. To be confirmed on interview.

  • Working week

    To be discussed at interview stage.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties will include:

  • To assist the chef with Essy's Food Management System and running of the kitchen
  • To engage in all elements of your apprenticeship programme

Key Areas:

  • Food hygiene and cleanliness
  • Food preparation and cooking
  • Control and management of food allergens and dietary requirements
  • Due diligence - evidencing controls by documenting everything you do
  • Working by Essy's company values and 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 manager in preparation of weekly menu's, catering for all customers, 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 always adhered to

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

Completion of a Level 2 Production Chef Apprenticeship, all delivered in-house at 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 provided.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full time position for the right candidate following successful completion of the apprenticeship process and based on company finances at the time.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Communication skills, Customer care skills, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3) Essential

Things to consider

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

About the employer

Essy Manchester - Cheadle are a busy family-owned business, who have many apprentice positions available, including Hospitality Team Member and Production chef. Must have the ability to learn and develop front of house skills, also assisting in the kitchen as and when directed, contributing as part of a fluid team.




1-3 Chapel Street



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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