An apprentice chef vacancy for a very busy ice cream parlour

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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

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Aug 2017

  • Date posted

    05 May 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Prepare, cook and serve nutritious meals in a hygienic environment, ensuring recipes and portion controls are followed
  • To produce food to a high standard as directed by the Head Chef
  • To learn and be responsible for the day to day preparation and serving of food
  • To operate commercial cooking equipment
  • To ensure the kitchen is hygienically clean throughout the day
  • To adhere to health and safety regulations at all times

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Strong communication skills
  • The ability to maintain high levels of hygiene and cleanliness
  • The ability to work under pressure and make quick decisions
  • The ability to organise
  • The ability to cope in a hot and busy kitchen

Personal qualities

  • You must be enthusiastic with the desire to succeed within the industry
  • You must be flexible in your approach to work
  • You must be an excellent team player and willing to learn new skills

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 giving you valuable work experience in your chosen career.

Things to consider

The kitchen is a very fast paced busy environment and candidates should be prepared to be flexible in their working hours.

About the employer

A new exciting ice cream parlour located near South Shields sea front




158 Ocean Road

South Shields

NE33 2JF

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Food Production and Cooking.
  • Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Food Production and Cooking).
  • Level 1 Functional Skills English and Maths depending upon prior qualifications

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by South Tyneside College


Dawn Colman

Other information

You will be expected to work weekends and early evenings.

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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