Production Chef Apprentice


Tadcaster, LS24 9RF

Closes on Sunday 1 September

Posted on 29 April 2024


Jigsaws Childcare is a full day nursery for children aged three months to preschool but we also provide before and after school care and holiday club activities throughout the year. Our meals are made fresh onsite everyday. We have a very busy kitchen environment serving breakfast, snacks, lunch and tea to around 50 children everyday.

Annual wage
£12,646.40 to £22,605.44 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Production chef (level 2)
Tuesday 7.30am until 5pm Wednesday 7.30am until 5pm Thursday 7.30am until 5pm Friday 7.30am until 5pm

38 hours a week

Possible start date

Saturday 7 September


1 Year

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

You will complete L2 Food Production qualification at the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group. Training will be delivered in the workplace.

Where you’ll work

Main Street

Church Fenton


LS24 9RF


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Production chef (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  • Check, prepare, assemble, cook, regenerate, hold and present food meeting the needs of the customers and maintaining organisational standards and procedures.
  • Use kitchen tools and equipment correctly to produce consistently high quality dishes according to specifications.
  • Take responsibility for the cleanliness, organisation and smooth running of the work area.
  • Produce dishes to suit individuals’ specific dietary, religious and allergenic  needs as required.
  • Operate within all regulations, legislation and procedural requirements.
  • Complete and maintain documentation to meet current legislative guidelines.
  • Use effective methods of communication with all colleagues, managers and customers to promote a positive image of yourself and the organisation.
  • Work in a fair and empathetic manner to support team members while offering a quality provision.
  • Work to ensure customer expectations are met.
  • Work collaboratively to uphold the vision, values and objectives of the organisation.
  • Use technology appropriately.
  • Maintain quality and consistency in food production by using resources in line with organisations’ financial constraints, style, specifications and ethos.
  • Identify own learning style, personal development needs and opportunities and take action to meet those needs.
  • Use feedback positively to improve performance. 
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 3)
    • Maths (grade 3)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Customer care skills
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Patience

    Other requirements

    You will be working outdoors at times, heavy lifting with food deliveries, requirement to be flexible if other members of the kitchen team are off.

    About this company

    We are a full daycare nursery and before and after school club. We care for children aged three months to eleven years with a mixture of abilities and needs. We are open all year from 7.30am until 6pm.

    After this apprenticeship

    We do intend that this would become a permanent position as we are intending to extend our provision in the next 18 months.

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    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000247736.

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    Closes on Sunday 1 September

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