Apprentice Chef

Care UK TA: Manor Lodge Care Home

The position required is for a Cook to support the existing chef to prepare meals for 120 residents.

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Closing date: 26 Jun 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage


Working week

5 days per week 30 hours

Total hours per week: 30.00

Apprenticeship duration

12 months and one day

Possible start date

03 Jul 2017

Date posted

27 Jun 2016

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

To carry out all duties as directed by the Head Chef, relating to meal preparations, orders and staff requirements, whilst maintaining food hygiene standards.

Key Responsibilities

  • To maintain the standard of health and hygiene as instructed by the Head Chef.
  • To prepare special diet meals in accordance with instructions from the care staff.
  • To ensure a high level of service for all meal times.
  • To complete all documentation relating to HACCP.
  • To ensure report any defects to equipment to the Home Manager.
  • To ensure good quality and portion control.
  • Assist Head Chef with four weekly menu planning.
  • To carry out all general duties and responsibilities in the absence of the Head Chef and Deputy Chef
  • To carry out any reasonable duties requested by senior staff that will aid and assist the smooth running of the home.

Skills & Experience

  • Previous catering experience within a similar environment
  • Practical experience in all area’s of a kitchen
  • Experience gained in a care home environment preferable


  • Chef’s qualification City & Guilds 705 or equivalent
  • Competent in written and spoken English
  • Food Hygiene Certificate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Training received and ability to cook

Personal qualities

Willingness to work within a team, enjoy being with the elderly, understands the need to care homes.

Qualifications required

The successful candidate will need a minimum of 5 GCSE's, Grade A - C or equivalent

Things to consider

Hours may be flexible. 

Please ensure you are able to travel to work easily.

About the employer

120 bed Residential / Nursing Care Home


Care UK TA: Manor Lodge Care Home


Manor Lodge Care Home

Manor Road



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Training provider

NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Hospitality Services
L2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles
ERR workbook
Functional Skills at Level 1 for Maths and English if required

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Chelmsford College


Fiona Byford-Smith

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.

Training on the Apprenticeships Programme for 16 to 18 year olds is a priority and fully-funded by Government. Training for Apprenticeships for those over this age is part funded, with employers expected to make a part or full contribution. 

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Closing date: 26 Jun 2017