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Trainee Chef

Welsh Government
Krotz Foods Ltd Aberhonddu House Main Road, Tonteg CF38 1PN
Apprenticeship rates
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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Hospitality & Travel
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate
Start Date
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About the apprenticeship


Day to day responsibilities as directed by your Line Manager to include:

- Actively taking part in regular training, both on the job and through your training provider

- Help to co-ordinate food preparation & cooking, quality management, routine cleaning and general kitchen assistance as required

- Assist with the preparation and maintenance of nutritional information, the business' social media accounts, as well as recipe and new product development

- Attend and assist with event catering as and when required

- Involvement in any ad hoc projects that may arise

- Ensure compliance to sanitation, hygiene, health and safety legislation and business quality requirements

- Assist team in investigating and resolving customer complaints should any arise

- Help out with deliveries if needed

- Effective liaison, support and assistance with any other ad hoc duties as directed by the Directors /Head Chef & Sous Chef



We are looking for a dedicated, hard-working apprentice who is passionate about cooking, baking and also nutrition. Always striving to learn and displaying a pro-active can-do attitude. They key skills we are looking for include-

- Good communication skills
- Able to display a strong work ethic and proactive approach in all areas whether speaking to other chefs, customers or the training providers
- A polite, professional and friendly manner will be essential at all times
- Receptive to feedback and coaching
- Good punctuality - timekeeping and attendance
- Able to problem solve and enjoys a challenge
- Able to work under pressure and to strict deadlines
- Full UK driving license is desirable but not essential


5 GCSE's grade A*-C desirable but not essential.


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Training provider:
ITEC Training Solutions Ltd

VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery

About the employer

Krotz Foods Ltd Aberhonddu House
Main Road, Tonteg

CF38 1PN

Disability confident

No, we are not part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

On receipt of applications we will contact you via email with either an invite for a virtual interview, or with feedback as to why we are not proceeding to interview stage at this time. Please note that we will be interviewing whilst this role is still live, we will not ask candidates to wait until the closing date for an interview.


Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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