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Kitchen Assistants

Ablecare Group
If you have a great caring attitude and would like to join an organisation that values training and development this could be the opportunity you are looking for.

Ablecare Group - Employer

The Ablecare partnership offer a premium brand in all aspects of care of the elderly. Over the coming years it is our aim to provide a selection of caring homes forming a community rather than just another group of care homes. We work closely with Truro and Penwith college. Our philosophy is to provide care based around each persons’ needs. Whatever the needs, care is delivered with patience, kindness, discretion and understanding. Our core values of care are privacy, dignity, rights, independence, choice/fulfilment, security, respect, equality and fun.

Ablecare Group


12 Months

This position is now closed and no additional applications are being taken. If you have any questions please contact the provider who is managing the position.

Job Summary

GBP 129.50
Catering & Hospitality
Ablecare Group

Detailed Job Description

Ablecare have a number of apprenticeship opportunities for individuals looking to develop a new career Cooking. We are looking to recruit individuals for Menwinnion Care Home in Penzance, The role will include supporting the head Cook and kitchen assistant. To prepare breakfast, Lunch, afternoon tea, Evening meal. with a range of differing dietary needs in a residential care environment. You will receive an excellent training programme that will develop your knowledge around key topics provide an opportunity for you to learn new skills working alongside the head Cook, Kitchen Assistant in a residential Care setting working alongside professionals in the workplace.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Preparing vegetables, help to cook homemade meals.
  • Taking consideration into special dietary requirements and individuals requests.
  • Making sure your workspace is clean and tidy at all times.
  • Washing cutlery and crockery making sure that all cooking equipment is kept in good condition stored correctly.
  • Help with preparing breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, supper.
  • Help with preparing of afternoon cakes.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Can work under pressure and to a high standard.
  • To complete temperature recordings in the SFBB book.

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required


  1. None as full training will be provided.

Skills required


  • Willingness to learn.
  • Organised.
  • Team Player.
  • Flexible.
  • Motivated.

Personal Qualities


  • Caring.
  • Sensitive.
  • Good Listener.
  • Compassionate.
  • Understanding.

Future prospects

On successful completion of the apprenticeship, possibility of a full time job role.

Additional Information

Training provided

The programme is made up of 2 main qualifications - a L2 NVQ Diploma in Food Production & Cooking and a L2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles, which covers:

· Health, safety and security of the working environment

· Food safety and hygiene practices.

· Working as part of a team.

· Food preparation.

· Promoting and presenting menus.

· Healthier dishes.

· Complete kitchen documentation.

· The production of simple dishes including fish, poultry, meat and vegetables, bread and dough, rice and pastas, hot and cold desserts, cakes and biscuits. · The preparation of meals to meet relevant nutritional standards.

£3.50 12-14 weeks £1.00 extra. CRB charged to individuals. Uniform is tunic and badge are supplied, suitable black trousers and shoes must be purchased and worn by the individual. All staff are expected to maintain confidentiality and data protection at all times. Shifts will be on a 2 week rota basis. You will work a minimum of 30 hours per week.

Truro and Penwith College - Learning Provider

Find your feet with a traineeship. They’re a great way to help you build your CV. That’s because traineeships help you learn the essential skills that every employer wants. And they’ll set you on the right path to compete for apprenticeships. In short, they’re that vital first stepping stone to getting ahead.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Truro and Penwith College on 01872 242711 or email: (Ref ID:81350)
Truro and Penwith College

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