Catering Assistant Apprenticeship L3 (Sept 2023) LEO ACADEMY TRUST

Main purpose of the post: * To work under the professional guidance of a catering leader. * To support the Trust in all catering matters.

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

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    (if age 19 or over and after the first year of your apprenticeship, you will be entitled to the correct minimum wage for your age)

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, times TBD.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

General  Employment Duties:

  • To prepare and cook menu items as directed by the Caterer.
  • To participate with all aspects of cleaning within the kitchen environment.
  • To assist with stock taking when required.
  • To assist in the development and planning of menus.
  • To ensure that pupils are given a prompt and efficient service and expectations are consistently exceeded.
  • To be customer focused at all times, approachable and quick to exceed expectations in fulfilling customer needs.
  • To be a team player, assisting other team members when necessary.
  • Assist with stock, deliveries and waste management, checking and recording in line with Trust policies.
  • To gain an understanding of food costing, sales mix and menu planning.
  • To take responsibility for contributing towards your own development with the guidance of the Caterer and attend training courses as identified.
  • To participate in staff meetings and other meetings as required.  
  • Provide cover and support for colleagues as required from time to time. 
  • Establish, develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues.
  • Ensure all tasks and responsibilities are completed to agreed timescales with a high standard of accuracy.
  • To meet all learning commitments of the apprenticeship as directed by your line manager and or the learning/training provider.

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

Senior Production Chef L3.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This qualification will give you a gateway into a variety of future careers within Catering and Hospitality sectors.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5-9 or A - C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5-9 or A - C) Essential

Things to consider

You should be: * committed to quality/ continuous improvement. * able to take direction, to work towards and meet deadlines * able to remain calm during periods of high volume or unusual events, and still complete your tasks. * be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills * be a team player

About the employer

LEO Academy Trust is formed of 7 schools in and around Sutton and Epsom. We have a central team dedicated to supporting our schools. LEO Academy Trust champions continuous professional development and delivers a programme of in house CPD. We also work with a range of partners to offer accessible training for all staff including e-learning, a CPD website and face to face workshops. We believe in the importance of succession planning, and that we are well placed to support you in your next challenge. We offer opportunities to work across different academies within the Trust, and a commitment to promotion opportunities, encouraging ‘home grown’ talent. Other Information * Please be aware that this role can only be worked in the UK from the location(s) provided and not from overseas. * For this role the Trust would / would not consider sponsoring a Certificate of Sponsorship/visa. Please note we are unable to offer advice on any Visa and Immigration cases. * Feedback will only be provided upon request if you attend an interview. * Please note: LEO Academy Trust may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn at any point without notice. With this in mind, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible. * In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 statutory guidelines, the Trust will use internet searches, including social media searches to perform pre-employment checks on candidates in the course of recruitment. The Trust will act in accordance with its data protection and equal opportunities obligations. * Employees working in any role that requires them to communicate with pupils, parents, guardians, staff and / or members of the community, must be able to speak fluent English to enable the effective performance of the role and to ensure that they are able to abide by their safeguarding responsibilities.




C/O Cheam Common Junior Academy

Kingsmead Avenue

Worcester Park



HR Team

0208 337 1844

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Senior production chef

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

All candidates should detail in their application form how you meet the aspects of the person specification for the role - please see the job description and person specification in the full advert on our website. You should describe your suitability against the person specification and ensure that you cover all essential criteria (if not marked as essential, please assume all are essential), by providing evidence and examples of proven experience.

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

Apply now

Closing date: today