Apprentice Food Service Assistant Middlesbrough College

Northern Skills are recruiting on behalf of Middlesbrough College. Middlesbrough College are looking for a hardworking, friendly person to join their busy team. The successful candidate will gain level 2 Hospitality Team Member. To assist as guided in the preparation, cooking, delivery, and presentation of all meals for service.

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Closing date: 03 Jun 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

    Monday - Friday. Hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    09 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To assist as guided in the preparation, cooking, delivery, and presentation of all meals for service, at the required times and to the required standards as detailed by the tariffs and menus displayed.
  • To assist as guided / instructed that you adhere to the quantity and portion specifications at all times.
  • To assist as guided / instructed in maintaining the service display area to the required stock and presentation specification.
  • To assist as guided / instructed in ensuring the cleanliness of the counter, service area, tables and floor area are maintained to a satisfactory standard before, throughout and after service.
  • To assist as guided / instructed in ensuring that all tasks achieve the businesses statutory responsibility to ensure that all food stuffs are protected from contamination by biological, physical, or chemical means from goods into goods out, to include all requirements for control of specified allergens listed under the current Food Allergen Legislation; and that all required tasks note on the paperwork linked to this process is completed daily.
  • To assist in the control of stock processes, ensuring that all stock is rotated on a first in, first out basis and store as appropriate for each given item.
  • To ensure full awareness of all product prices as stated on the tariffs and menus; and to process each sale accurately through the college cash system.
  • To assist in the organisation of special / theme days, participating and playing an active role in ensuring their success.
  • To communicate effectively and appropriately with all staff, learners and external customers throughout the college, especially those in Catering Services, to ensure that tasks are coordinated and implemented in an effective and efficient way.
  • To actively show a commitment to the Departmental Strategic Objectives.
  • To show an active commitment to the College's Equality and Diversity Policy, Quality Frameworks and Health & Safety Procedures.
  • To actively participate in Continuous Professional Development including the introduction of new technologies to allow you to contribute effectively to the success of the College.
  • To carry out such other appropriate duties commensurate with your skills, knowledge and experience.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Hospitality Team Member.
  • Functional Skills (if required).
  • Day release one day per week.
  • 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

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 2/E or above) Essential

Things to consider

This vacancy is to start immediately therefore you must be available to start before applying. The closing date, interview date and start date are subject to change.  This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Individuals are able to undertake an apprenticeship at a higher level than a qualification they currently hold, including any previously completed apprenticeships. Individuals can also undertake an apprenticeship at the same level, or lower level than a qualification they already hold as long as the new apprenticeship allows for new skills to be acquired and the content of the training is materially different from any previous qualification or apprenticeship. Northern Skills will check candidates' eligibility prior to any interviews. Please be aware that as Northern Skills provide a recruitment matching service, we will also consider you for roles which pay the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage.

About the employer

Middlesbrough College is the largest General Further Education College in the Tees Valley and has been situated in Middlehaven, Middlesbrough, since 2008. It has developed from the initial main site to the vibrant campus that is now in place with our Campus Heart, dedicated Sixth Form, STEM Centre, Higher Education Centre, and further development for our apprentices in progress.


Middlesbrough College


Middlesbrough College

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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

Hospitality team member

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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