Production Chef Apprenticeship DAISHS HOTEL,SHANKLIN

Production chefs will be working with centrally developed standardised recipes and menus, producing food in high volumes. You will learn how to prepare multiple items from the menu from scratch, whilst maintaining excellent standards of hygiene.

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Closing date: 28 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    We offer a fun and inclusive working environment at £10.42 per hour for our apprentices! We don’t believe in paying a lower rate just because you are learning!

  • Working week

    30-40 hours per week. Hours include evenings, weekends and bank holidays, but our kitchen team finish no later than 8.30pm. Breakfast shifts start from 7am and will be finished by 11am latest.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    08 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Preparing multiple items from the menu from scratch
  • Learning to run the pass
  • Maintain excellent standards of personal, food and kitchen hygiene
  • Ensure compliance to procedures, menu specifications and recipes
  • Produce food meeting portion controls, and budgetary constraints
  • Adapt and produce dishes to meet special dietary, religious and allergenic requirements
  • Follow, complete and maintain production schedules, legislative and quality standard documentation
  • Use specialist kitchen equipment

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Production Chef Apprenticeship Standard
  • Apprentice will complete apprenticeship within the hotel with external tutors attending online training and in person workshops.
  • Apprentice will have the opportunity to enrol into the level 3 senior production chef apprenticeship once the level 2 is complete.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Level 3 senior production chef apprenticeship

Internal promotions

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 2 or E) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 2 or E) Desired

Things to consider

You will also get £50 once you have completed basic Daish's training and if you refer a friend, you'll split £100! Daish's Hotels are flexible employers and strive to facilitate a healthy work life balance for Daish's employees. We provide every employee with a supportive mental wellbeing and financial assistance package. We even give you an extra paid day off for your birthday. In addition to all of these fantastic benefits of working for Daish's, we have a great “Take your family on a Daish's holiday scheme” for as little as £75 per holiday…4 nights, breakfast, dinner, room, travel and entertainment all included.

About the employer

Daish's Holidays is a family run hotel and holiday operator predominantly catering to the retired market. The company has grown substantially over the last five years, and now includes multiple hotel locations around the UK and a fleet of 25 luxury coaches. The company is one of the industry leaders in providing the best value for money holidays in the market. Routinely winning awards for customer service excellence, it has also been recognised as one of the top fastest growing companies by the Financial Times in the last couple of years.




81 High Street


PO37 6NP

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


01202 567204

Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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