The Royal Navy - Catering Services ( Production Chef Apprenticeship )

Royal Navy

Hampshire, PO2 8BY

Closes on Monday 1 June

Posted on 4 June 2024


Summary

Travelling around the world, your job will range from cooking for the ship's company on board warships or Royal Marines on land operations, to serving a fine dining experience to politically influential VIPs and Royalty. Responsibility for ordering, receiving, and accounting for provisions to sustain the menus you write ashore and at sea.

Annual wage
£20,400 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

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

Training course
Production chef (level 2)
Hours
Working week 40 Hours Shifts TBC Total hours per week: 40.00

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Tuesday 2 June

Duration

1 Year 6 Months

Positions available

100

Work

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

At the end of your Apprenticeship training you will have achieved:

  • Level 2 Apprenticeship – Production Chef
  • Off-the-job training will be conducted in Hampshire in the South of England
  • On the job training can be carried out in a wide variety of locations on land or at sea around the world or in the UK
  • Other qualifications 
  • Foundation Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Health and Safety Certificate

Where you’ll work

Navy Command HQ

The Admiral Sir Henry Leach Building

Portsmouth

Hampshire

PO2 8BY

Training

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

ROYAL NAVY

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.

    Requirements

    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • Math and English (grade GCSE Level 4)

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

    Skills

    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience
    • A keen interest in catering

    Other requirements

    The Royal Navy represents the United Kingdom worldwide, forging new alliances and maintaining old ones. Being a Caterer in the Royal Navy is a career that is literally miles from anything you could do at home. Taking responsibility for ordering, receiving, and accounting for provisions you’ll be at the centre of keeping morale on board.

    About this company

    The Royal Navy (RN) is responsible for the protection of British interests at home and around the World. 95% of all world trade passes through the high seas and every year Britain imports £524 billion worth of goods. The RN takes an active part in the protection of British Shipping. Around the United Kingdom the RN protects vital fishing stocks by monitoring fishing activities in our waters. We recruit throughout the year, so please ignore Key Dates

    https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • You’ll start your naval career as an Able Rate. With experience and further training, you could be promoted to Leading Hand and beyond
    • If you show the right commitment, skills, and academic ability, you could become a Commissioned Officer
    • Members of the Royal Navy are promoted on merit. Work hard and you can rise through the ranks

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    ROYAL NAVY

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000255358.

    Apply now

    Closes on Monday 1 June

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