GREENE KING PLC

Apprentice Chef - Half Penny Farm - Oldbury

Employer:

GREENE KING PLC

Training Provider:

LIFETIME TRAINING GROUP LIMITED

Weekly wage £130.50 to £246.30
30.0 hours per week Shift work, Incl. Evenings & Weekends
duration: 12 months
start: 24 September 2019
Oldbury
Intermediate(level 2)
Production Chef (apprenticeship standard)
17 September 2019 (application closing date)
Farmhouse Inns have some of the most welcoming, fun-filled, family friendly pubs in the country. We’re looking for a Chef Apprentice to join their team at The Half Penny Farm - Oldbury who’s enthusiastic and passionate about delivering an amazing service to customers.

Responsibilities

Farmhouse Inns provide a vast range of tasty pub favourites as well as a traditional daily carvery with a fantastic choice of fresh vegetables and succulent roasted joints of meat. Their generous cakes are regarded as their unique selling point, displayed in cabinets in the centre of their business to create a real talking point for customers. 

Farmhouse Inns aim to provide the best dining and drinking experience for customers of all ages, including a distraction zone for children to keep them occupied. They aim to be the first choice for families. You’ll find personal touches throughout their pubs and in everything they do.

The teams at Farmhouse Inns are the people who make their pubs so special, creating the warm and friendly atmosphere they’re renowned for. Farmhouse Inns are passionate about developing the skills of their people. That’s why they’re offering an award-winning apprenticeship programme. The scheme provides opportunities for new team members to achieve an apprenticeship through 12-month training programmes designed to perfectly match roles in the licensed hospitality sector.
 
Reach your full potential! Farmhouse Inns’ career pathway has been designed specifically to promote development. Through their programme, you’ll gain a nationally recognised apprenticeship from entry Level 2 through to management Level 4. Plus, as part of Greene King, you’ll reap the benefits of working for one of the leading pub companies in the UK with the biggest apprenticeship programme in the hospitality sector. As such, you’ll have opportunities to work within other Greene King businesses once you’ve completed your apprenticeship.

This is an amazing opportunity to work in a fun and challenging environment to gain the skills, knowledge and experience you need to start a career in hospitality.

Your daily duties will include:

  • Prepare, cook and present food to company specification
  • Keep kitchen clean, tidy and hygienic at all times
  • Work safely around kitchen equipment and monitor and deal with any maintenance issues
  • Keep up to date with new products, menus and promotions
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures and licensing laws
  • Be involved and contribute at all team meetings
  • Carry out instructions as given by management and head office

Benefits:

  • 33% off meals and drinks at any Greene King Managed Site
  • Pension scheme
  • Save As You Earn (Share scheme)
  • Donate to charity of your choice through payroll – donations taken before tax
  • Up to 28 days paid holiday
  • Refer a friend and receive up to £1,000 (£500 AM/KM & £1000GM)
  • Pay national minimum wage for your age

Future Prospects

On-going training and development encouraged by the employer which will give the applicant the opportunity to move on to a full-time job.

Reality Check

Greene King pay National Minimum wage for age, including their Apprentices. The current minimum wage rates are £4.35 an hour for under 18's, £6.15 an hour for 18-20-year olds, £7.70 for anyone aged 21 to 24 and £8.21 for those over 25. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For your information, the current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.90 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year, however this is not relevant with Greene King. These rates apply from 1st April 2019.

Skills Required

  • Pride in delivering excellent customer service
  • Good teamwork ethic
  • Strong communication skills

Qualities Required

  • Passionate about developing your skills in the hospitality sector
  • A willingness and desire to learn
  • A smart and tidy appearance
  • Tact and diplomacy for dealing with demanding customers
  • High standards of cleanliness and hygiene
  • A flexibility to work weekends and evenings
  • The ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Organised multitasker
  • Creativity and imagination for food presentation

Qualifications Required

No previous qualifications required.

Training Provided

  • Hospitality Team Member Apprenticeship - Production Chef Level 2
  • Functional Skills in maths
  • Functional Skills in English
  • Functional Skills in ICT