Café Sapore are seeking a hardworking creative individual to join their team as an apprentice Chef. The successful candidate will gain a Level 2 Production Chef Apprenticeship. You will assist and support with day-to-day food preparation, receive and prepare produce and ingredients to the required standard, as well as other duties.

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Closing date: 03 Sep 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Sunday. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    03 Jul 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Fantastic opportunity to join the team at Café Sapore they are looking to take on an Apprentice Production Chef, under the guidance of the head chef, you will learn the basics of food preparation within a very busy kitchen environment, in line with delivering the high standards of the brand.

Duties to include:

  • Assist and support with day-to-day food preparation
  • Receive and prepare produce and ingredients to the required standard
  • Assist in the preparation of dishes finished to the required standard
  • Play your part in the good order and management of the kitchen
  • Work within all current food safety regulations
  • Monitor stock levels, place order for deliveries
  • Check all food deliveries for accuracy and quality
  • Adhere to stock rotation standards
  • Washing of cutlery and equipment used

The training you will be getting

  • On and off-the-job training
  • Level 2 Production Chef qualification
  • Day release at Middlesbrough College 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Depending on the circumstances of the business upon completion of the apprenticeship programme there could be a potential position of employment available.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C/4 or Above) Essential

Things to consider

This vacancy is to start immediately therefore you must be available to start before applying. The closing date, interview date and start date are subject to change. This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Individuals are able to undertake an apprenticeship at a higher level than a qualification they currently hold, including any previously completed apprenticeships. Individuals can also undertake an apprenticeship at the same level, or lower level than a qualification they already hold as long as the new apprenticeship allows for new skills to be acquired and the content of the training is materially different from any previous qualification or apprenticeship. Northern Skills will check candidates' eligibility prior to any interviews. Please be aware that as Northern Skills provide a recruitment matching service, we will also consider you for roles which pay the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage.

About the employer

A modern licensed cafe-bistro located in Hartburn, Stockton-on-Tees: Providing an all-day service, presented in stylish and relaxed surroundings, making Cafe Sapore the perfect venue for coffee, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner






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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

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