Center Parcs

Level 2 Production Chef Apprentice at Center Parcs, Longleat - Intermediate (Level 2)

Center Parcs (Employer)

Hit Training Ltd (Training Provider)

Annual wage £18,837.00
37.5 hours per week The working week is Monday through Friday, including weekends. Work is shift-based, with both AM (8 am - 3 pm) and PM (3 pm – 10 pm) shifts available.
12 months (duration)
1 September 2022(start date)
Production chef (apprenticeship standard)
3 positions available
17 August 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Do you have an interest in cooking, like the idea of working in a busy kitchen and have a desire to learn and gain a recognised qualification while you earn £9.66 per hour?


What will the apprentice be doing?

This is a great ground-floor opportunity for any aspiring chef to join one of our friendly kitchen teams as a Kitchen Assistant, whilst undertaking a Level 2 Production Chef Apprenticeship qualification.

As a production chef you will work as a valuable member of the team in a variety of kitchen environments, working with centrally developed standardised menus, producing high quality food in high volumes whilst maintaining excellent standards. 

During your first 12 – 18 months you will blend learning activities into your normal working hours to enable you to grow your food knowledge, to deliver a great food product to our guests and to achieve the Production Chef qualification 

You will be given all the help and support you need to succeed; you’ll receive full training and will be supported by your Manager and ‘HIT’ – our Hospitality Industry Training provider. 

Your duties will include: 

  • The preparation, cooking and presentation of food to menu specifications 
  • Learning about stock control, portion control and food wastage 
  • Understanding dietary requirements 
  • How to use specialist kitchen equipment safely and correctly 
  • Keeping a safe and hygienic working environment 
  • Keeping the kitchen clean, tidy and organised 


You be working straight shifts and covering approximately 37.5 hours per week on a flexible basis. This means that your hours and days of work could vary each week, but you will always receive your contracted hours each period and ahead of time. 

Center Parcs is open 365 days a year so you will be required to work a mixture of shifts, including evenings, weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis. 

This is a permanent position during which an apprenticeship programme will be delivered. 

On completion of the programme you can continue to grow and develop in your role as a production chef or through further Chef Development and Manager programmes 


Center Parcs is a fantastic place to work and the benefits are as impressive as they are unique. Here are just a few: 

Colleague Bonus Scheme
Pension Scheme with Life Assurance
Colleague Recognition and Reward Scheme – offering a choice of Center Parcs and High Street vouchers
Free use of our leisure facilities
Discounted Center Parcs breaks
20% discount in our restaurant and retail outlets
Access to Perks at Work Portal - offering a wide range of retail and leisure discounts
An Employee Assistance Program - providing support on financial, health and legal matters
Excellent opportunities for career development and progression with the opportunity to gain externally recognised qualifications

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

  • Full training will be given on the Level 2 Production Chef standard.
  • Maths and English Functional Skills are available if required.
  • You will undergo the usual company induction programme which includes training on Health and Safety including allergen training etc. in a kitchen.
  • You will be supported by a HIT Training Professional Trainer.
  • You will gain the Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Catering and Hospitality.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once you have gained your qualification you could obtain a Line Cook role if it was available. Center Parcs are keen to help you with your career and there will be opportuities to learn from the different kitchens within the Center Parc complex and progress to more Senior Kitchen roles.

Skills Required

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired
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