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

Royal Navy (Employer)

Royal Navy (Training Provider)

Annual wage £20,400.00
40.0 hours per week Working week 40 Hours Shifts TBC Total hours per week: 40.00
18 months (duration)
17 June 2023(start date)
Production chef (apprenticeship standard)
100 positions available
31 May 2023 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Travelling around the world, your job will range from cooking for the ship's company on board warships or Royal Marines on land operations, to serving a fine dining experience to politically influential VIPs and Royalty.

Responsibilities

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • The Royal Navy represents the United Kingdom worldwide, forging new alliances and maintaining old ones. Being a Caterer in the Royal Navy is a career that is literally miles from anything you could do at home
  • Taking responsibility of ordering, receiving, and accounting for provisions to sustain the menus you write and there’s a good chance you could be at sea for months at a time, the role of Caterer becomes about a lot more than food.
  • You’ll be at the centre of keeping morale high and health at its optimum while you are on board while maintaining excellent standards of personal, food and kitchen hygiene.
  • Ensure compliance to procedures, menu specifications and recipes and produce food meeting portion controls, and budgetary constraints.
  • Adapt and produce dishes to meet special dietary, religious and allergenic requirements and follow, complete and maintain production schedules, legislative and quality standard documentation.
  • Use specialist kitchen equipment, communicate internally and externally with customers and colleagues and commit to personal development activities. 

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

At the end of your Apprenticeship training you will have achieved:

  • Level 2 Apprenticeship – Production Chef,
  • Off the job training will be conducted in Hampshire in the South of England
  • On the job training can be carried out in a wide variety of locations on land or at sea around the world or in the UK
  • Other qualification 
  • Foundation Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Health and Safety Certificate

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

The Royal Navy represents the United Kingdom worldwide, forging new alliances and maintaining old ones. Being a Caterer in the Royal Navy is a career that is literally miles from anything you could do at home. Taking responsibility for ordering, receiving, and accounting for provisions you’ll be at the centre of keeping morale on board.

Skills Required

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, A keen interest in catering

Qualifications Required

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