Intermediate Professional Cookery Apprentice (Chef) Jesmond Dene House Limited

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with passion and determination to join a successful team.

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Closing date: 01 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    40 hours per week. Monday – Saturday. 30 min lunch

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    Approximately 12-18 months

  • Possible start date

    18 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    25 Jul 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Working alongside the head chef, you will assist in:

  • Preparing sauces, soups and starters
  • Preparing and garnishing food
  • Preparing fresh breads and desserts
You will be involved in every step from preparation to serving. You will also be responsible for maintaining the high standards of your own work station and keeping the highest standards of personal hygiene. This role will be varied and very exciting, strong communication skills are essential and the ability to work within a team is paramount.

This position will involve the applicant taking on the role of Apprentice Chef and will be required to:

  • Support the Head Chef in ensuring the efficient and effective running of the kitchen.
  • Ensure and maintain standards of cleanliness, relating to the working areas and kitchen equipment, complying with company standards and legal requirements.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills


  • Good listening skills
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail, with careful consideration of preparation

Personal qualities


  • Hardworking
  • Motivated
  • Passionate
  • Honest
  • Ability to cope well under pressure and use own initiative
  • Presentable and professional
  • Must have an interest in this area

Qualifications required

Must have GCSEs grades D or above in both English & Mathematics or equivalents

About the employer

We are in an enviable location; almost in the country yet still in the city. We have space, peace and room to breathe. We don’t take our good fortune for granted. All this makes us even more passionate that our guests are well looked after; above all, feel at home. Because it is a home, albeit quite a grand one.
As an independent hotel, we can make our own rules. We can be flexible to meet our guests’ wishes. We listen to what you say and do our best to accommodate. We’re passionate about detail, too. Often it’s the little things that make the difference.


Jesmond Dene House Limited


Jesmond Dene Road

Newcastle upon Tyne


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Training provider

  • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Professional Cookery (Preparation and Cooking),
  • Day release to Gateshead College to complete Technical Certificate and Functional Skills.
  • The remainder of the training is to be carried out on the Company premises.

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Gateshead College


David Cook

Other information

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.

Hard work will be rewarded

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Closing date: 01 Sep 2017