Professional Cookery Level 2 Apprenticeship Horse & Jockey Inn

A fantastic opportunity for a passionate individual to enter the world of Hospitality, working towards a level 2 Apprenticeship in the Professional Cookery

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Closing date: 14 Nov 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

    40 hours per week to include a variety of shift pa

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 - 18 months

  • Possible start date

    28 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    22 Aug 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice Chef to work as part of our large kitchen team at The Horse and Jockey, Whitchurch.

  • You will be responsible for assisting in the head and sous chef and day to day running of the kitchen.
  • Preparing, cooking and presenting fresh food from an eclectic menu.
  • Assisting with deliveries, replenishing and rotating stock and general housekeeping and cleaning the kitchen.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Someone who can take instruction yet use own initiative
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Smart and professional personal appearance
  • Excellent timekeeping and attendance
  • Level headed and ability to work under pressure

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to learn
  • Must hold a genuine interest in hospitality as a profession
  • Must have a positive attitude

Qualifications required

  • Good understanding of numeracy and literacy.
  • GCSE qualifications at grade C or above (or equivalent) in English and maths or the ability to work towards Level 1 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. 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

A warm and welcoming canal side pub based in Whitchurch


Horse & Jockey Inn


Grindley Brook


SY13 4QJ

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Training provider

Level 2 Front of House Apprenticeship to include:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food and Beverage Service (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

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.

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Closing date: 14 Nov 2017