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Apprentice Chef

Welsh Government
Porro Porro 22 High Street, Llandaff Cardiff CF5 2DZ
£516 per month
Closing date
5 Dec 2021

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Hospitality & Travel
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate
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About the apprenticeship


An Apprentice chef is required for Porro a busy restaurant, serving great Italian food. Experience is not essential for this role, as it is a friendly restaurant where full training will be given whilst on the job. The Apprentice will cover all aspects of the kitchen, prepping food, cooking, opening up the kitchen and the cleaning and closing down, at the end of each shift.

Preparation and service of food to required standards, recipes and quantities
Liaise with senior chef on all matters relating to the business
Maintain fridges and dry store areas - keep clean, organised and clearly labelled, ensuring stock rotation
Maintain all work areas in accordance with food hygiene standards
Maintain regular cleaning schedule for kitchen areas and storage areas
Ensure all communications between kitchen and front of house are clear and timely
Accurate recording of wastage and breakages
Complete all apprentice chef course work as required
Although full training will be provided, the ideal candidate will:

Have passion and imagination for food
Excellent communication skills
Ability to work well within a team and independently with exceptional work ethic
Be able to take direction with efficiency and speed
Ability to remain calm under pressure

Additional information

Level 2 Food Production & Cooking
Each framework includes a diploma/certificate which shows the practical skills, a technical certificate to confirm the knowledge and understanding and Functional Skills in Maths and English. You will be assessed throughout the apprenticeship and complete the qualification based on the competencies within your job role. You will be assessed by a combination of observations, professional discussion, question and answer sessions and self-study which is required to confirm your knowledge and understanding of the career route you have chosen.

Free meals/food will be available whilst in shift, plus family discount when visiting the restaurant with family. There is an established team working on site and they are looking to welcome new team members into the restaurant to become part of the working family.

This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received, apply early to avoid disappointment.

Whilst on an apprenticeship an apprentice is entitled to an NUS card



Good standard of personal hygiene
Good timekeeping
Passion for food
Eager to learn


Full training will be delivered whilst on the job, to sit alongside the Level 2 Food Production & Cooking apprenticeship.


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Level 2 Food Production & Cooking

About the employer

Porro Porro
22 High Street, Llandaff

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

Interview to be arranged by employer.


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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