Apprentice Production Chef

The Thorold

Grantham, NG32 2HH

Closes in 9 days (Tuesday 30 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 8 July 2024


We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic Apprentice Production Chef to join our team. Joining our small but successful community-owned pub as an Apprentice Chef offers a unique opportunity to develop your culinary skills in a supportive environment. Here, you will benefit from hands-on experience with multiple menus that cater for a wide audience.

Annual wage
£13,312 to £23,795.20 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

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

Training course
Production chef (level 2)
Typically Wednesday to Sunday, 10.00am to 8.00pm, with some split shifts and at least 1 x 30 minute (minimum) break each day.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 12 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

  • The successful candidate will work towards achieving their Apprenticeship Standard qualification in Production Chef Level 2.
  • A dedicated work-based trainer will be assigned to the candidate to provide them with support and guidance throughout the course.
  • This is a predominently work-based programme with College attendance required once a month. All learning will take place at the candidate's place of employment/College and within their contracted working hours.
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required.

Where you’ll work

The Thorold

Main Street



NG32 2HH


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 & Maths (grade A*/9 - C/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
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Physical fitness

    Other requirements

    A kitchen is a warm and sometimes uncomfortable environment and hours can be long. Some manual work is required carrying and safely storing stock etc.

    About this company

    We are a community owned rural pub with bed and breakfast rooms and a small shop. We are open 7 days a week offering both food and drink and have a coffee morning on a Wednesday alongside an Out-Reach Post Office. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • On successful completion of the Apprenticeship, we would hope to employ the apprentice as an Assistant Chef in the kitchen once they are qualified and continue to develop with on-the-job training

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Margaret Davis

    01522 876284

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000263350.

    Apply now

    Closes in 9 days (Tuesday 30 July at 11:59pm)

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