Production Chef Apprentice WOOKEY HOLE LTD

We have a fantastic opportunity for the right person to join our friendly team in Captain Jacks Restaurant at Wookey Hole, where we offer customers a great dining experience with a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. The successful candidate will work alongside two other cooks and a small regular team in our kitchen/restaurant.

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Closing date: 10 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

    Exact days and shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 33.0

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We will be catering for customers of all ages and different dietary requirements from 20, up to 1000 covers per day. This will be a very rewarding roll for the right person, we are a family run attraction where every day is different and there is lots of opportunity to grow and learn.

Daily duties will include:

  • Assisting with all food preparation and cooking.
  • Assisting with serving and clearing in the restaurant, including washing up when needed.
  • Assisting with events such as weddings and other special occasions.
  • Due diligence paperwork.
  • Ensuring the kitchen and restaurant area is clean and safe from hazards.
  • Stock rotation.
  • Stock control
  • Providing excellent customer service.

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

  • Level 2 Production Chef standard
  • Monthly visits from your College Assessor
  • Day release (1 day per week)
  • Functional Skills in maths and English - if applicable and depending on your prior attainments
  • Full on the job training and support from your team

Employer provided training, alongside the apprenticeship, to include:

  • Food Safety & Hygiene
  • Health & Safety
  • Teamwork
  • Organisational skills 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • This could lead to a permanent contract at the end of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative, Good time keeping


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired

Things to consider

Please note that as the location is quite rural, you will need your own transport, or be able to attend in a safe and timely manner. You will also need to attend Weston College every Monday.

About the employer

The Captain Jacks Restaurant (THE MILL) at Wookey Hole Hotel offers a great dining experience with a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. With regular Chef’s specials and meals for the children there is something for everyone on the warm and welcoming menu. The CJ Restaurant is open daily and welcomes guests and non-residents.








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Training provider



Chloe Webb

Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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