Apprentice Chef - 14573


Greater Manchester, BL9 0DF

Closes on Thursday 26 September

Posted on 26 June 2024


Olive's Kitchen in Bury are recruiting for an Apprentice Chef. The successful candidate will work towards their Level 2 Catering and Hospitality which will take approximately 16 months to complete.

Annual wage
£11,648 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)
Working 5 out of 6 days MON - FRI 09:00-16:00 SAT 10:00-15:00, 35 hours per week 30 min paid break

35 hours a week

Possible start date

Thursday 3 October


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

Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship in Catering and Hospitality, including NVQ and functional skills maths and English.

Where you’ll work

The Fusilier Museum

Moss Street


Greater Manchester



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.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 9-4)
    • Maths (grade 9-4)

    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
    • Team working
    • Initiative

    About this company

    Olive's Kitchen, café, and specialist event caterers was founded and opened at the height of the first COVID lockdown. After a continued period of growth and success and recently being awarded Gold in Greater Manchester's Healthy Catering award, Olive's Kitchen is now relocating to new larger premises within The Fusilier Museum. Whilst committing to support local businesses, and the local community and by sharing concern for the environment, Olive's Kitchen puts great emphasis on providing high quality, freshly prepared, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients which is sustainable and healthy.

    After this apprenticeship

    A great opportunity to develop your career with an employer who supports continuing professional development. 

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    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000260771.

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    Closes on Thursday 26 September

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