We are looking to recruit an apprentice who wants a career as a chef and who is enthusiastic about learning new skills. The successful candidate must be enthusiastic and ready to put their skills into practice. Will need to provide a professional support to the catering team and working closely with the head chef. Apply Today!

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Closing date: 25 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

    Wednesday - Sunday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    17 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

We are looking to recruit an Apprentice Chef who is enthusiastic about hospitality and has some experience working in a kitchen.  This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and hard-working individual who wants to learn about all aspects of food production The successful candidate must be enthusiastic and ready to put their skills into practice. Your primary responsibility will be to provide a professional support to the catering team and working closely with the head chef.

You will be based at Chinnor rugby club which is a busy and friendly environment and is at the heart of a thriving community of rugby players and local people. You will be taught how to produce food at volume for players and supporters alike. The club also hosts weddings and other events which we cater for from breakfasts on the go to formal sit-down dinners.

In addition, PG Events is an approved caterer at Downing Street and you will help with preparing high end catering for drinks receptions, lunches and dinners at No.10 and No.11. Guests will include high profile politicians and visiting dignitaries so security clearance will be required to work at Downing Street which we will arrange. Other events and functions which we cater for include:

  • Barbecues at stately homes
  • Private dining experiences
  • Weddings
  • Shoot catering

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Producing all food recipes to specification and recording any wastage/shrinkage in accordance with company guidelines.
  • Work safely around the kitchen equipment
  • Ensuring that all food is stored to the company’s standards
  • Strictly adhering to all relevant food safety and hygiene regulations at all times
  • Assist in keeping the kitchen clean, hygienic, and tidy at all times
  • Carry out all reasonable duties as requested by management as and when required
  • Undertaking any general cleaning requirements of the kitchen and restaurant
  • Working as part of the kitchen and catering team and undertaking any other reasonable duties as and when required

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Production Chef Apprenticeship Standard qualification
  • Functional skills in English and maths if required
  • On the job training - delivery location and method to be confirmed
  • Gain right skills and knowledge

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • We hope that you will stay with us after your apprenticeship and be able to run events and functions with supporting staff. There are numerous opportunities for you to continue learning and progress your career with us

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience


Other none required (Grade none required) Desired

Things to consider

This position will require a hard-working individual, who will be required to and work weekends. In return you will join a friendly team and learn everything you need to know to kick start your career in catering with long term prospects and good salary once qualified. You will have the opportunity to work in exclusive and exciting environments alongside very experienced chefs and Front of House staff. You will get meals on shift. This role requires you to stand for extended periods of time and ensuring a professional appearance in a clean uniform are also required. Must have some kitchen/catering experience. Assist with cleaning as well as preparing and presenting food.. You must ensure you have suitable travel arrangements in place to get to the place of work in a timely manner. This vacancy may close before the closing date if a suitable candidate is found. All published dates can therefore be flexible and will be dependent on suitable candidates coming forward and registering appropriate interest.

About the employer

PG Events supply catering services to sports clubs, central government, private individuals and festival organisers.


PG Events


Chinnor Rugby Club

Kingsey Road



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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


Louise Abram



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

Employer's Application Instructions

To continue please click apply. At this point you will enter the Inspiro website where you can review the job vacancy in more detail and apply. Please complete the application form. If you have any enquiries or problems applying, please ring Louise Abram on 0116 5040377.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 25 Jun 2024