Professional Cookery Apprentice The Dartmouth Arms

fantastic opportunity for a passionate individual to enter the world of Hospitality joining the kitchen team at the Dartmouth Arms.

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Closing date: 14 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 to include a variety of shifts

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    28 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    21 Apr 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

A fantastic training opportunity has arisen for a Professional Chef Apprentice to work as part of the kitchen team at The Dartmouth Arms.

Duties include:

  • To assist the head chef
  • Preparation of dishes
  • Cooking dishes from scratch from fresh ingredients
  • Keeping the kitchen clean and washing up
  • Ordering
  • Stock rotation

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent timekeeping and attendance
  • Own initiative and common sense
  • Level headed and ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills for taking orders and cash payments

Personal qualities

The role will appeal to someone who is looking for a career in a Kitchen environment.

The successful candidates will be outgoing and confident with a smart and presentable appearance. They will be friendly, professional, and will fit into a team who have worked together for many years. They must have the ability to work under a little bit of pressure, and be willing to work weekends and during busy evening periods

Qualifications required

Good understanding of numeracy and literacy.

GCSE qualifications at grade C or above in English and maths or the ability to work towards Level 1 Functional Skills.

Future prospects

There is an opportunity of further training and full time employment upon completion of the Apprenticeship

Things to consider

Due to the nature of the role, the Apprentice will be required to work a variety of shift patterns to include evening, weekends, and bank holidays.

About the employer

The Dartmouth Arms is a fabulous local pub and restaurant. Boasting a superb, high-quality, seasonally changing menu, the restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner seven days a week.

  • A well-stocked bar with several real ales
  • A range of craft beers and excellent wine
  • A great kitchen serving lots of good food
  • There is plenty of space both inside and out to enjoy all this and more so come on down
  • Find us on the Dartmouth Road in Forest Hill, close to the Station and in the centre of town.


The Dartmouth Arms


Snowdon Road

Burnhill Green



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Training provider

Level 2 Professional Cookery Apprenticeship to include:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery (QCF)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles
  • (Professional Cookery) - QCF
  • Level 2 Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills in maths and English Level 1 (if applicable)

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by New College


Jenny Crowson

Other information

The Current 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: 14 Oct 2017