The Royal Navy - Catering Services Apprentice (Submariner) (Production Chef) - Intermediate (Level 2)

Royal Navy (Employer)

Royal Navy (Training Provider)

Annual wage £20,400.00
40.0 hours per week 40 Hours Shifts TBC.
18 months (duration)
2 June 2023(start date)
Production chef (apprenticeship standard)
100 positions available
1 June 2023 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Not only will you become part of the Silent Service, the highly specialised team at the forefront of our nation’s defence, you’ll also embark on a catering career like no other, where you’ll cook for the boat’s crew as well as deliver high end front of house service to visiting VIPs and royalty when the submarine is in port.

Responsibilities

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Our world-class training means you’ll learn all the ins and outs of running a highly efficient commercial kitchen, including responsibility for ordering, receiving, and accounting for provisions to sustain the menus you’ll write, as well as learning how to offer the highest level of premium front of house experience and the behind-the-scenes organisation that enables it.
  • Be part of the team whose role is about a lot more than just food. Your crewmates, at all levels, look forward to mealtimes, so you’ll be responsible for maintaining their high morale and wellbeing.
  • Learn additional, crucial skills: you’ll become a highly trained, efficient submariner capable of firefighting, delivering first aid and, if it calls for it, driving the boat itself

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

By the end of your training you will be - Catering Services (Submariner) (Production Chef)

Training and development continues throughout your career with the Royal Navy. It takes place in two distinct environments: at onshore training facilities and on-board operational submarines. When you join you complete 10 weeks of basic naval training, followed by 27 weeks of role-specific training, focussing on:

Different styles of catering to match the diverse requirements of the job

  • Food hygiene
  • Health and safety
  • Catering accountancy
  • Stock control

After successfully completing your professional training, you will stay another four months at HMS Raleigh in the Submarine School. You’ll learn about submarine operations, including warfare, weapons, nuclear propulsion and escape training, and go to sea in a submarine. After this, there’ll be a test to check your knowledge. When you pass, you’ll earn your ‘Dolphins’ – the coveted badge of a qualified Submariner.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

You’ll start your naval career as an Able Rate. With experience and further training, you could be promoted to Leading Hand and beyond. If you show the right commitment, skills, and academic ability, you could become a Commissioned Officer. Members of the Royal Navy are promoted on merit. Work hard and you can rise through the ranks.

Reality Check

Training and development continues throughout your career with the Royal Navy. It takes place in two distinct environments: at onshore training facilities and on-board operational submarines. When you join you complete 10 weeks of basic naval training, followed by 27 weeks of role-specific training.

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent Math and English (Grade GCSE Level 4) Desired
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