Apprentice Assistant Manager - Pizza Chef ELEPHANT COFFEE LTD

We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic Trainee Assistant Manager who will lead a team in our busy pizza kitchen. The ideal person will possess a strong personality, capable of leading a small team and maintaining the high standards of our pizza operation. You would provide support and deputise for the Kitchen and Operations Managers.

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Closing date: 03 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £11,648.00 to £20,820.80

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday-Sunday on a rota basis. Shifts tbc.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Experience: Ideally, you should be able to demonstrate at least 2 years experience of leading a team and will have an awareness of KPI targets. No previous pizza-making experience is necessary as full training will be given
  • Leadership Abilities: Capable of leading and supervising a team of
    kitchen staff, providing clear direction and ensuring smooth
    operations during busy periods.
  • Customer Service: A professional and approachable personality with the ability to engage with customers and provide exceptional service, resolving any issues or complaints effectively
  • Organisational Skills: Strong organisational skills to manage inventory, oversee ordering and ensure that the kitchen runs efficiently while maintaining high standards of food hygiene and safety
  • Problem-solving: The ability to multitask, evaluate large amounts of information and make quick, effective decisions to address any issues that arise during service
  • Health and Safety Regulations: Be able to understand health and
    safety regulations within a kitchen environment, ensuring compliance and promoting a safe working environment for all staff
  • Communication: Have excellent communication skills to liaise with
    other team members, management and suppliers, as well as to
    effectively delegate tasks and instructions
  • Adaptability: Flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment, handle multiple tasks simultaneously and adapt to changing circumstances
  • Flexibility: Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends and to adapt to the dynamic nature of the operation and the hospitality industry

The training you will be getting

The candidate will follow a Level 2 Apprenticeship programme and study towards a full Level 2 in Production Chef. This training will be structured and delivered by Cheshire College – South & West. If the candidate does not hold GCSE grades A-C (9-2) or equivalent, they will be required to complete a Level 1 Functional Skill in the relevant subject.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Competitive remuneration (negotiable - depending on experience)
  • Selected staff food and drinks whilst on shift
  • 28 days paid leave
  • Pension scheme (qualifying criteria apply)
  • Opportunity to gain formal qualifications

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Logical, Team working, Polite


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired

Things to consider

You will need to consider transport to this workplace.

About the employer

Award winning Coffee Shop, Pizzeria and Bar located along the famous Parkgate Parade in Cheshire and on the Wirral.







CH64 6SB

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Sophie Cain


Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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