Apprentice Chef NORTH STAR COFFEE SHOP LIMITED

We are looking for someone with a keen interest in all areas of food & drink and a good awareness of current food trends. We are looking for someone who wants to work with fresh ingredients on progressive menus as well as being aligned with our values and approach to cooking.

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Closing date: 12 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £16,640.00

    Then will increase to £19,968 after you are 18 years old.

  • Working week

    Monday - Sunday, shifts, may work evenings. Current opening shift time start between 7.30am - 6pm, but these may vary slightly in the future.

    Total hours per week: 32

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    29 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000253895

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The ideal candidate will have an open minded attitude, coupled with the desire to learn & to be challenged. A positive attitude to the demands of the job, be able to keep a cool head during service and be confident in your ability.

  • Responsible for assistance with daily bakery and kitchen operations including the preparation of sweet and savoury baked goods and food preparation for breakfast, lunch and afternoon service
  • The role will require you to accurately weigh and measure ingredients to an exacting recipe and to assist in the preparation of food for sandwiches, soups, salads and tarts
  • You will be required to maintain impeccably high levels of food hygiene and expected to work in a clean, orderly and professional manner
  • To assist all kitchen staff in any area of preparation of food or service
  • It is everyone's responsibility to undertake washing up duties in the kitchen as quickly and efficiently as possible
  • To undertake routine cleaning of the kitchen and all food preparation and service areas before, during and after service
  • Maintain impeccable standards of cleanliness and hygiene throughout the kitchen

During your apprenticeship you will be enrolled at Leeds City College (School of Travel, Food and Drink) and will complete the following programme:

Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship Standard.

This programme allows students to develop their skills, knowledge and behaviours through the practical period at college as well as in the workplace doing on the job training.

The training you will be getting

During your apprenticeship you will be enrolled at Leeds City College (School of Travel, Food and Drink) and will complete the following programme:

  • Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional skills in maths and English (if required)

This programme allows students to develop their skills, knowledge and behaviours through the practical period at college as well as in the workplace doing on the job training.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

For the right candidate there is definitely the option of a permanent position.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired
Other L2 Food Hygiene (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

• You can review the current Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates • We are a 10 minute walk from Leeds bus station & a 15 minute walk from the train station. • Private healthcare package. • Cycle to work scheme. • Free coffee (to drink+ 1 x 250g retail bag per week) • 20% discount in our coffee shops. • Professional and personal development - 'Stay Curious' fund of £150/year to be put towards developing an interest or hobby. • Plenty of training. • An environment in which you are encouraged to feedback and help us do better. • The chance to genuinely have a positive impact on the lives of others.

About the employer

North Star was founded to prove that an approach based on quality and impact can improve the viability of business models across the coffee supply chain. We have a vision of a more certain future for coffee, free from the volatility of the commodity market and resilient to the impacts of climate change. If you share our vision and love for great coffee, you too can take steps to safeguard its future!

Employer

NORTH STAR COFFEE SHOP LIMITED

Address

UNIT 33 THE BOULEVARD

LEEDS DOCK

LEEDS

LS10 1PZ

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Training

Training provider

LUMINATE EDUCATION GROUP

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

Contact

Apprenticeship Recruitment Team

apprenticeships@leedscitycollege.ac.uk

01132846464

Apprenticeship standard

Commis 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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