Production Chef Apprentice - Little Lever Kids Planet - Little Lever

Kids Planet are looking for an Apprentice Production Chef for their Little Lever site. This is a great opportunity to start your career within the chef world. To assist the Chef with the Kids Planet Food Management System and running of the nursery kitchen.

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Closing date: 25 Jun 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

    Mon - Fri 9am-3pm

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    03 May 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.

Functional skills if required.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full-time position will be offered available upon completion of the apprenticeship dependent upon the position of the company at the time.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

About the employer

Kids Planet have 138 nurseries across the UK and more planned in the future. We're proud to have over 25 Ofsted outstanding accreditations with a number of nurseries awaiting inspection.


Kids Planet - Little Lever


Chapel street



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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