Knights Care Limited

Apprentice Chef - Intermediate (Level 2)

Knights Care Limited (Employer)

University of Derby (Training Provider)

Wage Competitive salary
37.0 hours per week 5 days out of 7 on a rota basis including some weekends, no evenings. General working hours either 07:00 - 16:00 or 10:30 - 18:30. (TBC), You will also be supported to attend college as required and receive workplace training.
24 months (duration)
19 October 2020(start date)
Commis chef (apprenticeship standard)
4 October 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

The start of a great career...great food with great people.


Learning every aspect of how a professional kitchen works.

Duties will include:

  • Preparing and cooking meals
  • Creating and designing menus
  • Food service
  • Ordering supplies to managing budgets and health and safety and hygiene
  • Creating special dishes for the specific needs of individual residents

Record keeping, patience, a sense of humour and a passion for teamwork are all required skills. And…you must love working with all manner of people in sometimes challenging emotional situations… Our residents’ day to day lives and wellbeing, and happiness, partly rest on YOU! It can be hard and sometimes demanding work, but you can change someone’s life - every single day you work!

Future Prospects

There is potential for permanent employment on successful completion of your apprenticeship.

Reality Check

Internal promotion and progression very possible, excellent career prospects in health & social care - and in this company which is growing and has plans for further development.

Some weekend working expected.

Please consider how you will get to work each day, the home is located on a main road and within walkable distance from Leek bus station.

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

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Skills Required

  • Good practical skills
  • Able to communicate with colleagues and people at all levels
  • Total people person with empathy for older folks and those with challenges who need help

Qualities Required

  • Patience
  • Humour
  • Polite
  • Respectful
  • Willingness to learn
  • Team player but also work on own initiative
  • Calm and methodical
  • Willing to challenge and question
  • Punctual
  • Reliable and committed

Qualifications Required

None but basic standard of maths and English ideally GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) but there is a possibility to study towards equivalent qualifications as part of your apprenticeship.

Training Provided

Level 2 Commis Chef apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
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