Production Chef Apprentice


Volare 613-619 Lord Street, PR9 0AN

Closes in 8 days (Monday 29 July)

Posted on 2 July 2024


An Apprentice Chef opportunity in a thriving, successful restaurant in Southport.

Annual wage
£9,984 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)
Shifts may vary dependant on motivation, progress and starting level. TBC.

30 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 19 August


1 Year 3 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

Full induction and ongoing training and mentoring with the Head Chef, Training will cover all aspects of food hygiene, health and safety in the kitchen etc. Apprentices will also have an allocated College Assessor who will make regular visits to the restaurant and conduct on-site training as well as conduct three-way reviews to ensure momentum and progress.

Where you’ll work

Volare 613-619 Lord Street



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:

    • Maths (grade 4)
    • English (grade 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.


    • Interpersonal
    • Team building
    • Organisational

    Other requirements

    We are based right in the northern quarter of Lord Street in Southport, very close to local amenities. We have a team of 9 kitchen staff - all friendly and welcoming and all work well as a team. Your Apprentice Manager will be Head Chef Jason Maimone who is keen and eager to build a team for the future and has a passion to produce great chefs and give them the best possible start and an opportunity to thrive in this career. As a team, we all sit down for a family meal at lunch and in the evening.

    About this company

    We are a family run authentic Italian restaurant. We have been in business since 2007 and have always taken great pride in cooking with fresh ingredients and doing things the correct way. We have recently expanded our restaurant from 35 covers to 80+ covers and have a brand new state of the art kitchen. We are looking to expand our kitchen team with motivated individuals who want to pursue this as a career and aspire to be chefs in future. We are hoping to produce some great talent through our now well equipped kitchen, with hopes to build a kitchen team for the future.

    After this apprenticeship

    Apprenticeship opportunity

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    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000262183.

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    Closes in 8 days (Monday 29 July)

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