Production Chef Apprentice

Selby Garden Center

Selby, YO8 5HG

Closes on Saturday 31 August

Posted on 18 June 2024


We are offering a great opportunity for someone just starting out on their catering journey to come work with fresh food in a fast paced and service focused environment. Our team of experienced chefs will be able to mentor and assist the lucky applicant with their studies and development.

Annual wage
£13,312 a year

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

Training course
Production chef (level 2)
40 hours per week over five days including weekends. Shifts are 8am to 4.30pm or 9am to 5.30pm. Days and shifts TBC.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 September


1 Year

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

  • The apprentice will work towards a L2 Production Chef apprenticeship 
  • Training will be delivered by the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group in the workplace 
  • Functional skills in English and maths if required 

Where you’ll work

Hull Road





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 Language (grade 3)
    • Maths (grade 3)

    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
    • Presentation skills
    • Team working

    Other requirements

    The role does require some heavy lifting and being on your feet for long durations.

    About this company

    Here at Selby Garden Centre you can be sure of a warm, friendly welcome. We have a wide range of items for both indoors and outdoors, from gifts to garden equipment. We have seasonal plant stock, meaning it is fresh and healthy at the correct time of year for your garden or patio. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    Opportunity to become a permanent member of staff.

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    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000258417.

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    Closes on Saturday 31 August

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