Apprentice Chef Ye Olde White Harte Hotel

Seeking an enthusiastic Apprentice Chef to join our team. The successful applicant will assist in food prep in all areas - meat, fish, vegetable. They will prepare and make pastries, desserts, sandwiches and snacks. Assist with food service and plating up and there could be opportunity for creative input into menu design and recipe ideas welcomed.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 26 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,984.00 to £17,846.40

    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. Non work days to be agreed. Work at weekends expected. Shifts are split shifts as follows - 10.00am - 3.00pm and 5.30pm - 9.00pm. With regulatory breaks each day, usually coinciding with shift work.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Day to day role responsibilties include:

  • Follow instruction from head Chef and established members of the team
  • Prepare food from fresh ingredients as instructed, including meat, fish and vegetables
  • Prepare and make pastries, desserts, sandwiches and snacks
  • Follow recipes as directed
  • To serve desserts to high standard
  • Assist with food service and plating up 
  • To assist in cleaning down the kitchen, including preparation areas
  • To be fit to work
  • To be adaptable
  • To arrive punctually on agreed days

The training you will be getting

  • The apprentice will be working towards the Level 2 Production Chef Apprenticeship Standard
  • College attendance will be at the Colchester Institute - Colchester Campus one day per week during term time

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Opportunity to lead into chef de parties / commis chef / further education. Full time work may be available here for the right person also.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Keen to engage, Enthusiastic, Keen to learn, Ambitious


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade A*-E/9-2) Essential
Other Food Safety Level 2 (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

Due to our location, we would prefer someone who lives locally or can travel via reliable transport. Having a Food Safety Level 2 certificate is also desired.

About the employer

We are a family run hotel on the river front at Burnham-on-Crouch. It is a 17th century inn with 15 letting rooms. We have a large dining room and food is served throughout the bars and in the summer all on the Quay and our private jetty. We are busy in winter and very busy in the summer. It is in an idyllic location and the town and our business is growing.


Ye Olde White Harte Hotel






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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


Colchester Institute - Apprenticeships Team


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

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 26 Apr 2024