Apprentice Chef Crown & Thistle Inn

Main duties include working alongside chef/s learning practical cookery/ food preparation skills and adhering to safe and hygienic working practices.

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Closing date: 15 Sep 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

    37 hours per week

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration


  • Possible start date

    25 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    21 Jun 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Train how to use knives
  • Work to multiple food checks
  • Prepare dishes according to our menu
  • Organise work area and work to Environmental Health and Safety standards
The ideal candidate should be able to work in a team, use their own initiative and be proactive and confident in their approach to work.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to multi task and work under pressure
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • Flexible approach to work
  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Clean
  • Tidy appearance
  • Trustworthy
  • Team player

Qualifications required

No formal qualifications required, however applicants will undertake a college initial assessment in Maths and English.

Future prospects

Progression onto the Advanced Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery.

Things to consider

Evenings and weekends will be covered on a rota basis.

About the employer

A traditional English Pub/Restaurant set in the outskirts of the Darwen countryside. We pride ourselves on our hospitality and customer service.


Crown & Thistle Inn


37 Roman Road




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Training provider

All aspects of City and Guilds NVQ Level 2 Professional Cookery or Level 2 Food Production and Cooking will be covered.

There will be training in the workplace and assessment either totally in the workplace or day release at college.

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Blackburn College


Paul Maguire 01254 292262

Other information

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From October 1st 2016 this will be increasing by 3% to £3.40 per hour). This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

Hours: 37 hours: 4 days a week, 12pm – 10pm. Days to be worked to be discussed at interview.

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Closing date: 15 Sep 2017