What will the apprentice be doing?
Based in our busy kitchen at Winchester College you would learn the different sections within the kitchen, gain experience with food preparation, cooking techniques and work safely within HSE guidance.
Tasks could include, but not limited to:
- The preparation of food,
- Moving stock
You will be part of the kitchen team and will prepare breakfast, lunch and tea daily, 5 from 7 days a week, feeding 70 pupils in a private house within the college, learning key catering skills with the executive chef.
There is no supervision of other staff.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
An apprenticeship is a funded programme where an individual learns new skills, knowledge and behaviours in a chosen sector. An apprenticeship will enable you to work and earn a wage whilst developing and gaining new skills as an employee.
Alongside your day-to-day duties, you will complete the Commis Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship. This is a nationally recognised qualification, and the primary objective of the Commis Chef is to learn and understand how to carry out the basic functions in every section of the kitchen. You will either be attending college 1 day per week or you will learn ‘in-unit’. You will be supported through this qualification by your Personal Development Coach who will visit you at your place work every 6-10 weeks. You will also attend 6 workshops including an Introduction Day at a location outside your normal place of work. All travel expenses will be covered by your employer. You are not expected to complete any of your Apprenticeship work outside of your normal working hours and will be given set time each week to complete your work.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
You will be encouraged to progress your career development through the apprenticeship program.
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Patience, Passion for Food
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4 / C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 / C) Desired