NE100 Food Production Apprentice

Da Vinci Restaurant NE Ltd

Da Vinci's Restaurant proudly serve classic Italian cuisine prepared in the traditional manner. They are looking to appoint a Food Production Apprentice.

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Closing date: 17 Jul 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage


Wages explained
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).

Working week

Tues-Sat 10-5pm (30 hours)

Total hours per week: 30.00

Apprenticeship duration

Approx. 12 Months

Possible start date

31 Jul 2017

Date posted

09 Feb 2016

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

  • Working as part of a team creating a positive working environment
  • Ensure recipes and portion controls are followed
  • Assisting qualified staff with preparation, cooking and serving of food
  •  Keeping the kitchen hygienically clean and tidy at all times
  • Complete kitchen documentation
  • Minimise all kitchen wastage and maintain stocks
  • Washing kitchen appliances, work surfaces, floors and walls
  • Deal with customer payments
  • Deliver excellent customer service
  • Ensure Health and Safety guidelines are met at all times

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Confidence with the ability to work independently without the need for close supervision
  • Good communication skills
  • A strong interest in food
  • You must be able to follow instructions with a methodical approach
  • You must be able to organise yourself to work to strict deadlines
  • A flexible approach to work

Personal qualities

  • You must be enthusiastic with the desire to succeed within the industry
  • You must be honest and trustworthy
  • You must be reliable

Qualifications required

No formal qualifications are required as full training will be given.

Future prospects

A fixed term contract for the duration of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

  • This role will involve working with heated equipment
  • The kitchen area can sometimes be a very busy and stressful environment

About the employer

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant proudly serve classic cuisine prepared traditionally. The menu offers exceptional value for money with a variety of dishes to suit everyone. All dishes are freshly prepared and cooked to order.


Da Vinci Restaurant NE Ltd


Ocean Road

South Shields

NE33 2JD

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Training provider


  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food Production and Cooking
  • Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Food Production and Cooking).
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths if applicable.

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by South Tyneside College


Dawn Colman

Other information

This vacancy may involve split shifts, evenings and weekend work

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training

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Closing date: 17 Jul 2017