Senior Apprentice Production Chef .

Center Parcs Longleat Forest, Warminster

Are you a current Chef who is looking to develop their knowledge, gain new skills and move into a leadership role? Then this is an exciting opportunity to join one of our friendly kitchen teams as a Line Cook (Junior Chef de Partie) whilst undertaking a Level 3 Senior Production Chef Apprenticeship qualification.

Apprenticeships > Level 3 (Advanced) Apprenticeship Catering & Hospitality

  • GMFJ Reference
    133924
  • Wages
    £9.83 p/h
  • Hours
    37.50 per week
  • Date Posted
    10/06/2021
  • Start Date
    16/08/2021

  • Location
    Longleat Forest, Warminster
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Catering & Hospitality
  • Employment Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Employer
    Center Parcs

Description of Opportunity

ABOUT THE ROLE

In this role, you will prepare, cook and present menu items to agreed standards. You will assist the Kitchen Managers with the general supervision and coaching of the Kitchen Assistants and deputise for the Kitchen Managers in their absence; maintaining the smooth running of the kitchen.

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 Senior 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.

HOURS OF WORK

Working straight-shifts, you’ll be contracted to work 150 hours per 4-week period 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.

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 Line Cook or through further Chef Development and Manager programmes.

ABOUT YOU

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, able to motivate a team and have excellent communication skills.

Essential requirements:

  • Previous relevant Kitchen experience including supervisory and training experience or previous experience as a Kitchen Assistant within a quality establishment producing a range of dishes using fresh produce
  • Willingness to learn and motivated to complete apprenticeship activities.
  • GCSE grade D (or equivalent) in Maths and English or the ability to achieve functional skills level 1 in Maths and English (full support will be provided)

ABOUT THE BENEFITS

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

For more information about this vacancy please contact HIT Training on 02382 149390 (Ref ID: 133924)

Previous relevant Kitchen experience including supervisory and training experience or previous experience as a Kitchen Assistant within a quality establishment producing a range of dishes using fresh produce

Preferably a level 2 Commis Chef qualification

All modules covered as part of the level 3 qualification
The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, able to motivate a team and have excellent communication skills.

This is a permanent position, future opportunities could include working across different units or progressing to a Senior Cook level role.

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Opportunities with HIT Training

HIT Training is the leading specialist training and apprenticeship provider for the UK’s Catering & Hospitality industry.

At HIT Training we have a positive vision of what apprenticeships can do: improve individual's skills and therefore their life chances; make businesses more efficient; and boost the economy. People are at the centre of everything we do; that goes for our own staff as well as those we serve. We take pride in helping people become the best they can be.

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