Sadlergates catering are offering a unique opportunity to join their thriving business as an apprentice chef. Learning under an experienced team, you will experience cooking for events such as weddings, banquets, corporate dinners and many more. The role involves maintaining a safe and secure working environment following local security procedures of the site, e.g. wearing alarms, responsibility for your own keys, counting cutlery (site specific).

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Closing date: 02 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

    Monday - Sunday covering a range of shifts which will be delivered on a rota basis TBC. This could include mornings and evenings so candidates will need to be flexible with their working hours. Two days off will be given each week.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    30 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

As an apprentice, you will learn to:

  • Delivering a quality catering service in line with health, safety and hygiene requirements
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn from the senior chefs
  • Assist in the preparation and presentation of food and drinks within the location
  • Serve meals to patients, staff and visitors as required
  • Keep the kitchen, equipment, crockery, and utensils clean and hygienic
  • Report any concerns to your supervisor

Day-to-day duties will include:

  • To ensure high quality and service standards are maintained in accordance with Facilities Services and Trust procedures
  • Assists in providing a high quality, safe and nutritious food service and an awareness of allergens in line with Food Safety Legislation
  • Assist in the food preparation, delivery and service of patient and staff food
  • Accepting, checking and correct storage of deliveries
  • Work within the HACCP Food Safety Management System completing relevant paperwork within facilities
  • All equipment, utensils, working surfaces and areas are kept clean and tidy, using correct cleaning methods, equipment and chemicals
  • To operate electrical/mechanical machinery and equipment safely after training and to bring any defects and needs for repair to the attention of the appropriate manager
  • Accepting, checking and correct storage of deliveries
  • Accounting and handling of cash as per procedures laid down in the Trust's financial instructions and department's operational procedure documents (site specific)
  • To have supervision to identify any necessary personal development required to meet the objectives of the team, and to further develop your own skills and role
  • To maintain a safe and secure working environment following local security procedures of the site, e.g. wearing alarms, responsibility for your own keys, counting cutlery (site specific)

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

  • Production Chef Standard Level 2 standards/production-chef-v1-0
  • Please click on the link above for more information regarding End Point Assessment
  • Functional Skills level 1 / 2

This qualification will take place at the employers address. Apprentices will get 20% off the job training every week to work on their apprenticeship materials.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Potential opportunity for a full-time role within the company following successful completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English/ Maths (Grade A*-D/ 9-3) Essential

Things to consider

- Due to the nature of catering, candidates will need to be flexible with their time as they may be working late evenings at events or early mornings.

About the employer

Sadlergates Catering launched in 2012 in Derby City Centre, with a focus on bringing high quality food to the area. With a lot of hard work and dedication we became one of the most prominent caterers in Derby. Due to this success, we expanded to Nottingham and Sheffield. We pride ourselves on being a catering service you can depend on.




Unit 5

Castle Industrial Park

Watnall Road

NG15 6BU

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Training provider



Nottingham College


Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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