Apprentice Production Chef

The Sun Inn, Everton

Retford, DN22 6HS

Closes in 16 days (Monday 5 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 6 June 2024


This is a role for a production chef in a busy pub. You will be preparing fresh food and meals. A great way into professional cooking, you will gain the experience you need to work in the catering industry.

Annual wage
£13,312 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)
5 Out of 7 days, shifts to be arranged.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 9 September


1 Year 6 Months

Positions available



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

Training will be mainly onsite at the workplace where you will access a wide range of facilities on offer.   

You will undertake Production Chef Level 2 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. 

Where you’ll work

The Sun Inn

Thrumpton Lane


DN22 6HS


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


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.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English and Math (grade C/4 or above)

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


    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Number skills
    • Team working
    • Creative

    Other requirements

    Will need to be able to travel to the pub at all hours, including late at night.

    About this company

    The Sun Inn has the charm and character of a traditional country pub with an elegant, contemporary interior. Open fire pit, an Airstream bar in our garden, reclaimed floors and surprising modern twists at every turn. Our main kitchen serves our restaurant with locally sourced fresh favourites, alongside inventive dishes, gastropub classics, sharing platers, pizzas, bar snacks and nibbles. We also do a great Sunday roast! Head outside to a large terrace, and beer garden with a converted Airstream bar, comfortable places to sit and watch the world go by. We boast a unique beer garden bar and pizza kitchen, serving a variety of deliciously designed or bespoke pizzas. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    For the right apprentice, there will be a job in a field that will be in high demand.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Stephen Baker

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000256185.

    Apply now

    Closes in 16 days (Monday 5 August at 11:59pm)

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