Production Chef Apprentice VOLARE RESTAURANTS LTD

A Trainee Chef opportunity in a thriving, successful restaurant in Southport, learning how to cook and work in a bustling kitchen.

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

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Closing date: 24 Apr 2024

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

    Shifts may vary dependant on motivation, progress and starting level.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    20 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • We will teach all aspects of being a Chef, from kitchen discipline, how to behave in the kitchen, how to present yourself, cleanliness and personal hygiene.
  • We will teach you basic knife skills, foundation knowledge of cookery which can be applied to all cuisines - not just Italian.
  • You will be learning basic cooking techniques, grilling, stewing, frying and steaming etc.
  • Once reached a certain level you will be learning how to work, prepare and run a busy section by assisting a Chef De Partie.
  • Eventually, we would look to give you some time on your own on sections and covering for Chef De Parties.

The training you will be getting

Qualifications: Level 2 Production Chef, including Functional Skills in English and maths if required

Full induction and ongoing training and mentoring with the Head Chef, Training will cover all aspects of food hygiene, health and safety in the kitchen etc. Apprentices will also have an allocated College Assessor who will make regular visits to the restaurant and conduct on-site training as well as conduct three-way reviews to ensure momentum and progress.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The right candidate may move into further employment or apprenticeship opportunities

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Interpersonal, Team building, Organisational


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

Things to consider

We are based right in the northern quarter of Lord Street in Southport, very close to local amenities. We have a team of 9 kitchen staff - all friendly and welcoming and all work well as a team. Your Apprentice Manager will be Head Chef Jason Maimone who is keen and eager to build a team for the future and has a passion to produce great chefs and give them the best possible start and an opportunity to thrive in this career. As a team, we all sit down for a family meal at lunch and in the evening.

About the employer

We are a family run authentic Italian restaurant. We have been in business since 2007 and have always taken great pride in cooking with fresh ingredients and doing things the correct way. We have recently expanded our restaurant from 35 covers to 80+ covers and have a brand new state of the art kitchen. We are looking to expand our kitchen team with motivated individuals who want to pursue this as a career and aspire to be chefs in future. We are hoping to produce some great talent through our now well equipped kitchen, with hopes to build a kitchen team for the future.




Volare 613-619 Lord Street


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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

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 24 Apr 2024