Wolfson College

Apprentice Chef - Intermediate (Level 2)

Wolfson College (Employer)

Activate Learning (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £270.00
30.0 hours per week The 30-hour week will be worked on a shift basis, which will include evenings and weekends. Work will not start before 7 am and finish after 11 pm. TBA.
15 months (duration)
1 January 2022(start date)
Commis chef (apprenticeship standard)
14 December 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

To work alongside Head Chef and other members of the Kitchen Team to prepare outstanding quality meals for students, fellows, staff, members of common room and the College’s events and conference business. To achieve Commis Chef level 2 Apprenticeship standard qualification.

Responsibilities

Outline of day to day duties:

  • Working hours are 30 hours per week, worked on a rota basis. Shifts include split shifts, evenings and weekends. The contract will be for a period of 18 months
  • Work will be carried out across all sections of the kitchen, The Apprentice Chef will be expected to diligently participate in the apprenticeship training leading to Commis Chef level 2 Apprenticeship Standard qualification, which includes completing all coursework, within the timescale set by the course tutor and Head Chef
  • The Apprentice Chef will be punctual and reliable, and will make every effort to learn and understand to the best of their ability how to carry out basic functions in every area of the kitchen
  • He or she will work collaboratively with other members of the catering team, including other chefs, kitchen porters, meal checkers and front of house staff, maintaining professional and polite attitude at all times
  • He or she will comply with all College and departmental policies and procedures, including Food Safety and Health and Safety, and will attend relevant training where necessary
  • He or she will follow all cleaning schedules to ensure high standard of hygiene and Covid safety at all times
  • On successful completion of level 2 there may be an opportunity to continue to level 3 (Chef de Partie) apprenticeship
  • Keep your kitchen clean
  • Prepare everything that is needed before a busy shift
  • Cook to spec and work with recipes

£270 for a 30-hour week (£9 per hour) 

The 30-hour week will be worked on a shift basis, which will include evenings and weekends. There are normally 6 shifts per week, day release will be included in the shifts.

Work will not start before 7 am and finish after 11 pm.

Working hours do not include an unpaid 30-minute lunch break.

Start date ASAP

Future Prospects

  • Upon completing the apprenticeship there may be an opportunity to continue to level 3 (Chef de Partie)
  • There may also be an opportunity to join the kitchen team on a permanent basis

Reality Check

  • The appointment will be subject to satisfactory evidence of the right to work in the UK and satisfactory completion of a health check, including a consultation with the Occupational Health if necessary
  • There may be occasions where overtime will be required for which normally time off in lieu will be given

Skills Required

  • Good command of spoken and written English
  • Basic IT skills to be able to complete online training and carry out other tasks such as drafting and printing menus, or sending emails

Qualities Required

  • A passion for food and a desire to become a professional chef
  • Able and motivated to undertake the training, including additional training such as food hygiene or H&S
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible shifts
  • Ability to work well as part of a team

Qualifications Required

Basic written English and mathematics an advantage but not essential.

Training Provided

  • Level 2 Commis chef apprenticeship standard
  • Functional Skills maths and English
  • Employed in relevant position and hold Level 1(GCSE E/2 to D/3) maths and English or achieve a minimum of Entry 3 on Initial Assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3
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