Apprentice chef Crowne Plaza - Gerrards Cross

You will join a new team of chefs preparing food for the restaurant, bar and grill within the newly opened Crowne Plaza in Gerrards Cross.

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Closing date: 30 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

    40 hours, Mon - Sat (shifts)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Aug 2017

  • Date posted

    19 Apr 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

In this role your daily responsibilities will include: 
  • Using fresh ingredients to prepare a range of dishes as requested by the head chef for and during service
  • To help maintain high standards of food safety and hygiene in the kitchen at all times
  • Preparing dishes to a high standard of food preparation, food safety and presentation
  • Ensuring that wastage is kept to a minimum
  • Keeping the kitchen clean, safe and free from hazards for all visitors and working colleagues
  • Assisting in kitchen cleaning
  • Ordering food and other supplies
  • Processing deliveries - checking in and storing food and supplies correctly
  • Stock taking
  • Performing any other reasonable duties as requested by the Head Chef

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills


  • It would be desirable but not essential to have an experience of working within a restaurant kitchen.
  • You will also need to be a strong team player with a can-do attitude and have a creative flair and a passion for progression and constant improvement.

Personal qualities

You need to have an ability to maintain a focused and calm attitude.

Qualifications required

You will need to either have achieved GCSE grades A* to C in Maths and English or equivalent or be working on achieving these grades by the end of your Apprenticeship.

Future prospects

There may be the possibility to progress onto a Level 3 Apprenticeship on completion of your Level 2.

About the employer

A refined Marlow hotel surrounded by countryside, with stunning event facilities, an indoor pool and a fitness centre.

Crowne Plaza Marlow hotel offers upscale, lakeside accommodation within 15 minutes drive of the M4 and M40 motorways. There's ample free parking and Heathrow Airport is a 25-minute drive away. Marlow station, five minutes' drive from the hotel, connects to London Paddington with trains via Maidenhead.


Crowne Plaza - Gerrards Cross


Oxford Road



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Training provider

You will be working and gaining a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery.
This includes: 
  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery
  • Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Professional Cookery)
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT if relevant
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilties (ERR)

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Henley College


Kirsty Bowling 01491 634173

Other information

From October 1st 2015 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: 30 Jul 2017