Wells & Co Chef Academy Apprentice Wells & Co Chequers Inn

Is an apprenticeship right for you? - Looking for your first step on the career ladder? - Have a passion for food and love eating out? - Want to gain an industry recognised qualification? - Want to opportunity to be recognised and progress? Yes? We are partnering with Lifetime to recruit people like you for a 15-month Chef Academy Production Chef course.

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

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Closing date: 08 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Sunday, exact shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    14 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

At Wells & Co, you will be working towards a Chef Academy Production Chef Level 2 apprenticeship over the course of 15 months.

Your role as Chef apprentice:

This is an entry level position in the kitchen. We recognise and celebrate the importance of a great chefs in helping the kitchen run smoothly and ensure our guests leave happy.

  • Prepare, cook and present perfect food in accordance with company standards therefore exceeding guest satisfaction at every eating occasion.
  • Taking PRIDE in maintaining highest standards of cleanliness
  • Adhere to safety and hygiene regulations at all times.
  • Adhering accurately and consistently to portion controls.
  • Carrying out stock rotation to ensure all food items are within their shelf life, including maintaining correct storage conditions.
  • Ensuring basic cleaning jobs are carried out as quickly as possible.
  • Collecting and washing up pots and pans.
  • Cleaning food preparation areas and equipment, in addition to crockery and cutlery.
  • Unloading food and equipment deliveries.
  • Keeping the store room organised.
  • Keeping work surfaces, walls and floors clean and sanitised.
  • Food preparation including preparing some salads or desserts.

What we will offer you in return:

  • Hourly rate + tips
  • 28 days holiday
  • Pension
  • Food & Retail discounts
  • Fun culture surrounded by a supportive team
  • Free food when on shift
  • 30% dining discount of all managed houses
  • Great working environment and great career prospects!

The training you will be getting

  • Chef Academy Production Chef Level 2 including Functional Skills in maths and English, if required.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • On going learning and development!

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team Working, Organisation Skills


Other None required (Grade None required) Desired

About the employer

Wells & Co are a brewery and pub company focused on delivering experiences you'd recommend to friends. Our emphasis on quality and innovation keeps our consumers at the heart of everything we do. With our head office and brewery in Bedford supporting a portfolio of over 180 pubs across the home counties, we pride ourselves on the individuality of our sites; each and every Wells & Co. pub you visit will offer a truly unique pub experience but with a few things in common, a warm welcome, fabulou


Wells & Co Chequers Inn


Chequers Inn


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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

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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 08 Aug 2024