RAF Catering and Hospitality Specialist - Intermediate Apprenticeship in Hospitality & Catering RAF

Catering and Hospitality Specialists are silver service trained specialists. They run dining rooms, bars in Officer and Sergeant Messes, and are responsible for in-flight meals and safety.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2018

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £14,931.00 - £18,489.00

  • Working week

    Depending on the role and section you're posted to, you could be working 8-5 Mon-Fri (16-18's) or working shifts 24/7 (Over 18's).

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    130 weeks

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    02 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC000718491

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Serve food and drinks to top hotel and club standards
  • Organise VIP functions as part of a team
  • Organise in-flight catering for cabin crew and passengers

Similar civilian roles include Air/rail/cruise ship steward or Food and beverage manager.


Requirements and prospects

Personal qualities

  • Unqualified Caterer :  16–36 (Must attest before 36th birthday)
  • Qualified Caterer : 19–36 (Must attest before 36th birthday)

The above age limits are a legal requirment for this role within the RAF.

Qualifications required

Unqualified Caterer: No formal qualifications are required.

If you are a Qualified Caterer: You should have at least a year’s suitable experience in bar work & silver service in a hotel, restaurant, club or industrial catering establishment.

You will also need one of the following:

 • NVQ Level 2 in Food and Drink Service (with silver service module);

In addition to: Technical Certificate Level 2 Award in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Food and Beverages Service)

 • NVQ Level 3 in Food and Drink Service (with silver service module);

In addition to: Technical Certificate Level 3 Award in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Food and Beverages Service), or

 • BTEC Hotel and Catering Management; or any other appropriate recognised civilian qualification.

Future prospects

You gain the apprenticeship as part of phase two (trade) training for the role, meaning you have a guaranteed job the moment you complete it.

The qualifications and skills you will have the opportunity to earn will be as valuable in the civilian world as they are in the RAF – which means that whenever you decide to leave the RAF, you will be well placed to find a job in the hospitality industry or as Cabin Crew for a Commercial company.
Qualifications You Can Achieve Under The Apprenticeship Programme
  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food & Beverage Service 
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate in Hospitality & Catering Principles (Food & Beverage Service) 
  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering 
  • Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace 
  • Level 1 Award Functional Skills Mathematics 
  • Level 1 Award Functional Skills English

Things to consider

To join the RAF you will also need to meet fitness, health, nationality, residency, and other criteria detailed on the RAF Recruitment website. The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

About the employer

Today's modern RAF is the UK's aerial, peacekeeping and fighting force. It's made up of impressive full-time Regulars and spare-time Reserves who come from diverse backgrounds and work side-by-side to make a difference at home and abroad. When it comes to recruitment our focus is attracting the best personnel, and ensuring they're well taken care of during and after their service in the RAF. We offer 60+ roles ranging from drivers and photographers to engineers and nurses, but the opportunity and lifestyle that comes with joining the RAF is bigger than that. Regardless of role, gender, age, background or qualifications, we offer: World-class training and ongoing development. A highly competitive benefits package. A culture of camaraderie. Individual responsibility within a wider team of exceptional individuals. Full-time Regular and spare-time Reserve commitment levels. The ability to see and stay in touch with your friends and family, while also forging new friendships. Sporting opportunities and facilities. Top-of the line kit. The opportunity to be part of an equal opportunity organisation listed as one of the Times Top 50 Employers for Women.

Training provider

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food & Beverage Service
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate in Hospitality & Catering Principles (Food & Beverage Service)
  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering
  • Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Level 1 Award Functional Skills Mathematics
  • Level 1 Award Functional Skills English

Apprenticeship framework

Hospitality

Training provider

DEFENCE, MINISTRY OF

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Ministry Of Defence

Contact

Adam Proctor


Employer's Application Instructions

We recruit throughout the year, so please ignore Key Dates. To find out more information and begin your application please visit the RAF Recruitment website.


This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 02 Oct 2018