Professional Cookery Level Apprentice The Drayton

An exciting opportunity for a level 2 Apprentice to join the team at The Drayton.

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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

    30 hours per week. The restaurant is open Tuesday

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    minimum of 12 months

  • Possible start date

    28 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    24 May 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

The Apprentice will work towards the Level 2 qualification in Professional Cookery. The duties will include:

  • Following recipes
  • Keeping things clean and tidy
  • Assist the head chef

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Someone who can take instruction

  • Excellent timekeeping and attendance

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Ability to work within a team, but has the initiative to work unsupervised

  • Level headed and ability to work under pressure

Personal qualities

  • The role will appeal to someone who is extremely passionate about becoming a chef.
  • The successful apprentice will have high levels of personal hygiene, be extremely reliable.

Qualifications required

  • Good understanding of numeracy and literacy.
  • GCSE (or equivalent) qualifications at grade C or above in English and maths or the ability to work towards Level 2 Functional Skills.

Future prospects

Further training and/or full time employment will be on the table for the right candidate based on performance during 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 Drayton has been established for 13 years and is currently trying to secure evening covers to be able to open extra hours. It is run by a reliable team of people which sees a very low turnover of staff. by a reliable team of people which sees a very low turnover of staff.


The Drayton





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Training provider

Level 2 Professional Cookery Apprenticeship to include:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food and Beverage Service (QCF)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles
  • (Professional Cookery) - QCF
  • Functional Skills in maths and English Level 2 (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 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

As this is a role within a busy kitchen environment, the successful candidates must expect to work a variety of shift patterns including weekends.

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Closing date: 14 Oct 2017