Production Chef Apprentice The Hardwick Arms

Do you have a real passion for cooking and would love a career as a Chef? Would you like to earn whilst you learn? Hardwick Arms are offering an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Catering Assistant to join our team. You will learn how to craft delicious culinary creations from scratch amongst other exciting duties.

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Closing date: 29 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Share of tips Staff discount on food and drinks

  • Working week

    Wednesday - Sunday. Shift times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 May 2024

  • Date posted

    12 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Crafting Delicious Culinary Creations from Scratch
  • Thriving under Pressure to Serve Culinary Masterpieces on Demand
  • Embark on a Journey of Skill Mastery in the Culinary Arts
  • Transforming Locally Sourced Ingredients into Gastronomic Delights
  • Unleash Your Culinary Creativity and Hone Your Craft
  • Thriving in the Heartbeat of a Dynamic Culinary Hub
  • Master the Art of Culinary Organisation and Time Mastery
  • Becoming a Culinary Innovator, Crafting Unique Gastronomic Experiences

The training you will be getting

  • You will work towards the Production Chef Level 2 Standard
  • Inclusive of a day release at Middlesbrough College

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Depending on the circumstances of the business upon completion of the apprenticeship programme there could be a potential position of employment available

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3 or above) Essential

About the employer

The Hardwick Arms is a family ran business and occupies a Grade 2 listed Victorian building right in the heart of Sedgefield. Comprising of a 11 room hotel, bar and lounge/restaurant. We are relaunching the Hardwick Arms Takeaway (T.H.A.T) to offer a dine in and take out food options. We also regularly host private functions and events.


The Hardwick Arms





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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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