Apprentice Production Chef The Sun Inn, Retford

This is a role for a production chef in a busy pub. You will be preparing fresh food and meals. A great way into professional cooking, you will gain the experience you need to work in the catering industry.

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Closing date: 14 Oct 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

    5 out of 7 days, shifts to be arranged.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Jun 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

General duties include but are not limited to:

  • You will be working in a busy modern hospitality setting 
  • Preparing fresh food from scratch 
  • Preparing Pastries 
  • Baking 
  • Learning to produce food under a deadline to order 
  • You will gain proper experience in your trade 
  • Food prep using local, fresh produce  
  • Learning new creative techniques and developing your skills  
  • Working in a fast-paced kitchen  
  • Learning organisational skills and good time management  
  • Learning how to create new dishes 

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

Training will be mainly onsite at the workplace where you will access a wide range of facilities on offer.   

You will undertake Production Chef Level 2 standard. 

You will undertake Functional Skills for English and/or Maths if needed.  

You will undertake both on and off-the-job training by a team of industry-qualified professionals to give you the best skills, knowledge, and experience. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

For the right apprentice, there will be a job in a field that will be in high demand.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative


GCSE or equivalent English and Math (Grade C/4 or above) Desired

Things to consider

Will need to be able to travel to the pub at all hours, including late at night.

About the employer

The Sun Inn has the charm and character of a traditional country pub with an elegant, contemporary interior. Open fire pit, an Airstream bar in our garden, reclaimed floors and surprising modern twists at every turn. Our main kitchen serves our restaurant with locally sourced fresh favourites, alongside inventive dishes, gastropub classics, sharing platers, pizzas, bar snacks and nibbles. We also do a great Sunday roast! Head outside to a large terrace, and beer garden with a converted Airstream bar, comfortable places to sit and watch the world go by. We boast a unique beer garden bar and pizza kitchen, serving a variety of deliciously designed or bespoke pizzas.


The Sun Inn, Retford


The Sun Inn

Thrumpton Lane


DN22 6HS

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Training provider



Stephen Baker

Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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