Catering Apprentice Wigan & Leigh College

This is a brilliant opportunity to join our expanding community of talented, committed and inspirational colleagues. Working in a dynamic, values led organisation, this role is for those who are passionate about development and innovation, within a lively college community. Duties will include food preparation, food services, ordering and stock, documenting procedures, and more.

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Closing date: 14 Dec 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 to Thursday, 8:30am - 5.00pm. Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To work with the catering team to provide excellent customer service
  • To maintain and document procedures including temperature records, cleaning and maintenance and to work safely at all times
  • To assist in the ordering and stock process for catering
  • To support the food preparation and food services for commercial catering refectories, bookings and events including in the Gateway and other college sites
  • To serve customers food and beverages on the till
  • To participate in cleaning in the kitchens to a high standard
  • To work to deadlines to achieve agreed outcomes

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Business Administrator
  • Wigan and Leigh College
  • In the workplace

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Progression within the organisation

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

About the employer

Wigan and Leigh College catering services provide high-quality catering for students, staff and visitors across 5 sites. This post will be based at Wigan College but you may be asked to work at other sites to meet the business need.


Wigan & Leigh College


PO Box 53

Parsons Walk



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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

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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