Production Chef Apprentice Barnsley College

We are looking to offer the right candidate the opportunity to complete an apprenticeship in Production Chef Level 2 whilst working within the catering services team in Barnsley College.

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Closing date: 02 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Substantial annual leave entitlement (Up to 47 days per year including bank and public holidays!) College gym membership with onsite facilities Supporting employee mental health through access to free counselling services.

    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

    Working week: 37.5 Hours per week. Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 May 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the team and the Head Chef in cooking for students in College, following the organisational brand standards and recipe specifications
  • Helping to measure and prepare the ingredients, following the recipes to produce the chosen menu
  • Staying up to date with culinary trends and kitchen processes, improving the culinary offer
  • Maintaining exceptionally high standards of health and safety and hygiene kitchen environments. Ensuring the kitchen remains clean and tidy at all times
  • Assisting in taking deliveries and checking stock to ensure this remains at sufficient levels
  • Have a thorough and up to date knowledge of the food menu
  • Helping to ensure the smooth running of the kitchen
  • To undertake any other duties as required by the Head Chef to ensure the effective running of the kitchen.

The training you will be getting

  • Delivery to be completed on-site and 6 hours per week off the job training
  • Student to complete an Intermediate Technical Certificate as a Production Chef Level 2 Apprentice
  • Functional skills in maths and English, if required.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possible progression opportunities

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


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

Things to consider

This role involves being on your feet most of the day.

About the employer

We are an outstanding further education college. With a wide range of over 300 courses covering subjects from Animal Care, Business and Catering, to Forensics, Motorsport and Performing Arts, our campuses offer purpose-built accommodation for each subject to ensure that our students are learning in industry-standard facilities that reflect the environment you will work in after finishing your studies. Many of our College facilities are working and operating as commercial businesses alongside everyday teaching. This means you will get the opportunity to not only learn in the right environment for your studies but gain real life work experience in your chosen career, giving you a better chance over other candidates when you come to apply for employment.


Barnsley College


Church Street


S70 2AX

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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


Amanda Ogley


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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