South Lee School Ltd

Apprentice Production Chef - Intermediate (Level 2)

South Lee School Ltd (Employer)

West Suffolk College (Training Provider)

Annual wage £11,752.00
40.0 hours per week Monday - Friday 8.00am - 4.00pm
12 months (duration)
10 October 2022(start date)
Production chef (apprenticeship standard)
3 October 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We are a small Prep school in the heart of Bury St Edmunds. We are looking for an apprentice chef to work in our school kitchen. You will assist the Head Chef with preparing lunch, snacks and tea. We are a day school and have children aged 0-13 years old.


What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be a friendly, hard-working and flexible member of our school catering team, supporting the School Chef. You will help to cook, prepare meals, set up and clear lunch and support with additional duties including preparing snacks, baking, adapting food for nursery. South Lee Prep School is a forward-thinking school that is always looking for ways to enhance learning and ignite intellectual curiosity in our children. We want them to become independent learners, to ask questions, to challenge what they already know, to learn new ways of thinking and to be the best they can possibly be. We also want them to learn who they are and how to be resilient and happy in their own skin.

Through our six South Lee pillars (authenticity and achievement, communication and community, nurture and zest) we aim to instil the skills and confidence in each child so they can go out into the world, ambitious and brave, ready to make a positive difference in whichever way they choose. Job Description Kitchen Assistant.

Attributes of a successful candidate:

  • Friendly and a good communicator
  • Hard-working and energetic
  • Organised and able to follow instructions
  • A sense of humour
  • Ability to stick to time schedules
  • Inclusive, kind and empathetic

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the School Chef in preparing lunches
  • Preparing salad bar items
  • Baking snacks
  • Cleaning up
  • Working on lunches and side dishes
  • Setting up for events
  • Providing teas, coffees and biscuits for meetings and events
  • Monitoring the diary and supporting the school chef to ensure all commitments are met
  • Keeping a tidy, clean and organised work space
  • Managing stock and planning ahead for the following days

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • The learner will be studying the Production Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard qualification
  • Day release to West Suffolk College
  • Functional skills will be studied if equivalent qualifications are not held

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We want staff to succeed and encourage promotion.

Reality Check

You will be working in a school environment - so safeguarding is our top priority. A full DBS check will be done. • School holiday benefits • Company pension contributions • Competitive salary and school fees • Continuing professional development opportunities • Free hot lunch each day (term-time) • On-site parking available

Skills Required

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4-9) Desired
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