Apprentice Production Chef Wellington's cafe & Bistro

Wellington's Cafe and Bistro are looking for a passionate chef to join our already fantastic team, working with great produce and state-of-the-art kitchen equipment. Grow into your brand new role, with an experienced team and develop your skills in the kitchen.

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Closing date: 25 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

This is a role for a production chef in an exciting, busy café. You will be preparing meals from paninis to cottage pies. We offer a range of Vegetarian, Vegan and GF alternatives.

A great step into cheffing, this job will give you the experience you need to work in the catering industry, and your skills will be in high demand for the foreseeable future.

General duties include but are not limited to:

  • You will be working in a busy modern hospitality setting 
  • Preparing a wide variety of dishes
  • Learning to produce food under a deadline to order 
  • You will gain proper experience in your trade 
  • Food prep following company specs
  • Learning new creative techniques and developing your skills  
  • Working in a fast-paced kitchen  
  • Learning organisational skills and good time management  
  • Learning how to create new dishes 

The training you will be getting

  • Training will be at Doncaster College where you will access a wide range of facilities on offer
  • Day release   
  • You will undertake the Production Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • You will undertake Functional Skills for English and/or maths if needed    
  • You will undertake both on and off-the-job training by a team of industry-qualified professionals to give you the best skills, knowledge, and experience

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Successful completion of the apprenticeship could lead to a higher-level apprenticeship or full-time employment for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English and Math (Grade C/4 or above) Desired

Things to consider

You must be able to travel to and from work and college. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

About the employer

We are a well-established Café & Bistro in the local area, with further sites in Nottingham and Milton Keynes. Wellington's is a popular location from breakfast right through to coffee & cake.


Wellington's cafe & Bistro


Wellington's Cafe and Bistro

Bawtry Road


DN11 9EX

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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


Anna Phoenix

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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