Apprentice Chef Old Bridge Inn Limited

We are currently seeking the following position of an Apprentice Chef to work in our busy Restaurant kitchen at the Old Bridge Inn Ripponden.

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Closing date: 17 Oct 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

    40 Hours per Week

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    19 Mar 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We are looking for a candidate who is passionate about becoming a Chef and working in the food industry as a career. You will learn how to run a section in this busy kitchen, and to move around the sections and learn all areas.

Duties and responsibilities: -

  • To prepare, cook and present hot & cold dishes in accordance with the menu using practices and methods appropriate to the dish .
  • To maintain the required level of hygiene standards as laid down both legally and by the Company’s own practices. - To maintain any equipment used to fulfill your job e.g. knives and clothing to the required standards. 
  • To assist with stock control and ensure waste is minimised - To support colleagues at all times during service and prep to ensure teamwork is maintained.
  • To work in accordance with all Health & Safety regulations and to follow the Company’s Health & Safety policy. 
  • Any other duties that might arise in a busy and thriving kitchen. Chef Benson-Smith works as an associate to Calderdale College and will support you throughout your training.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Enthusiastic
  • A person who is hardworking and whose personality lends itself to team working with the capabilities of using their own initiative when required.


Qualifications required

A* - C in Maths and English GCSE or equivalent.

Future prospects

Excellent career prospects.

About the employer

Nestled in a quiet corner of the Ripponden Conservation area by the ancient pack-horse bridge is possibly one of Yorkshire’s best kept secrets. Our efforts have been recognised by many of the leading pub and food guides over the years, and we are currently featured in The Good Pub Guide; Alastair Sawdays Pubs and Inns; The AA Pub Guide; The Telegraph Quiet Pint, and the Camra Good Pub Food Guide to name but some. We are also the home of the Pork Pie Appreciation Society.


Old Bridge Inn Limited



Sowerby Bridge


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Training provider

  • The successful candidate will complete and apprenticeship in professional cookery and gain a L2 NVQ in Catering & Hospitality.
  • Functional Skills, if required.


Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Calderdale College


Megan Shaw

Other information

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.30 per hour from the 1st October 2015. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

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Closing date: 17 Oct 2017