Apprentice Chef

Babcock Training
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
£315.00 per week
Closing date
24 Dec 2021

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Hospitality & Travel
Role Type

Employer description  

The Alb is a hotel and tapas bar based centrally in Shrewsbury, serving cocktails, hotel rooms, and serves pizzas, tapas (and other cuisines) in our eatery.

Job description  

Are you looking for your first step into becoming an Apprentice Chef? The Albert Lounge Bar are looking to recruit, you will be produce and prepare food for Pizzeria, Tapas and other cuisines, and a opportunity to gain further experience at our other site Bombos cocktail bar that serves Japanese fusion food. Apply Today!

The Apprentice Chef will help produce, prepare and food for our pizzeria, tapas (and other cuisines) in our eatery and bar. You will also have the opportunity to gain more experience in our other site Bombos a cocktail bar serving Japanese fusion food, Sushi etc

What will your day-to-day duties involve?

  • Preparing and cooking menu to a high standard as per company specification
  • Be passionate about cooking and cleanliness
  • Be able to read recipes and be able to prepare & cook the dishes as specified in the recipe
  • Have a high standard of work practice and hygiene and health and safety standards
  • Ensure no foodstuff is unnecessarily wasted
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good organisational skills
  • Willing to learn new skills
  • Ensure food preparation and control meets requirements in respect of COSHH, Food Safety and Health & Safety regulations are adhered to and any incidents are reported in line with procedures

As an apprentice you will be included on a L2 Commis Chef apprenticeship standard with Babcock Training. This will involve one to one training with a Regional Trainer who will meet with you on a regular basis.

 Whilst on the apprenticeship you will be entitled to an NUS card

To become an apprentice, you must:

  • be 16 or over
  • not already be in full-time education

You can start an apprenticeship whether you’re starting your career, want a change or you're upskilling in your current job. You can have a previous qualification like a degree and still start an apprenticeship.

As an apprentice you’ll;

  • have regular one to one sessions with a dedicated trainer either remotely or through visits to your workplace
  • learn and train for a specific job
  • get paid and receive holiday leave 
  • get hands-on experience in a real job
  • complete assessments during and at the end of your apprenticeship
  • be on a career path with lots of future potential

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Future Prospects  

This vacancy is for the length of the Apprenticeship, there maybe an opportunity for full time employment for the right candidate following successful completion of the L2 Commis Chef standard.

Skills required  

Hospitality is a fast paced industry, you must:
• Be imaginative
• Be able to use your initiative
• Be able to learn to adapt quickly
• Enjoy working in a team.

Qualifications required  

No qualifications required for this role but a passion for food, and cooking is required.

Personal qualities  

• Good standard of personal hygiene
• Working well within a small team
• Good timekeeping and be reliable

Things to consider  

You must enjoy working in a fast paced environment, you will be given lots of time to learn but you must be dedicated and be willing to work hard. You need to have a keen interest in working in a busy kitchen environment and be dedicated to completing your apprenticeship.

As an Apprentice you will be included on a Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship Standard.

Apprenticeship standards are aimed at developing skills within the Apprentices’ chosen career route, each standard has set knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be successful within the job role. This will include the completion of functional skills in Maths and English.

Once you have completed a minimum of 12-14 months training and the employer and Babcock’s Regional trainer confirm you have met all the requirements of the standard you will be put through to the End Point Assessment. The End Point Assessment is independent from the training and includes a variety of assessment methods which test the skills and knowledge of apprentices to ensure you are fully competent in your role.

As an Apprentice you will be supported throughout the apprenticeship by a structured programme of teaching, e-learning, face to face training and workplace mentoring; this will encourage and help you to meet the requirements of the new standards and will prepare you for the End Point Assessment.

This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment!

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