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Kitchen Apprentice

The Headland Hotel Co Ltd
Do you have a passion for exquisite food? An apprenticeship in our rosette awarded kitchen is the perfect way to kick start your culinary career. Working with and alongside our experienced chefs, you will get to experience the kitchen in full swing, developing your own skills along the way. Our brigade are ambitious and passionate about working with fresh ingredients. They consistently deliver exceptional food, whether it’s for a single diner or an award ceremony for 300. A positive attitude and the ability to work well with others is a must in this challenging environment.

The Headland Hotel Co Ltd - Employer

One of only 50 hotels in the UK to be awarded 4 Silver Stars by The AA, The Headland is a luxury hotel and spa offering the perfect blend of discreet English ambience and decadent four-star hospitality.

The Headland Hotel Co Ltd


18 months

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Job Summary

New Vacancy
Catering & Hospitality
The Headland Hotel Co Ltd

Detailed Job Description

Reporting to the Executive Head Chef/ Head Chef, as well as food preparation and basic cooking as our Kitchen Apprentice you will rotate through the different kitchen sections such as sauce, vegetables, fish and larder in order to become a well-rounded chef. Our Kitchen Apprentice will be responsible for ensuring that the senior chefs have the required food preparation for service to go smoothly.

Further responsibilities:

  • To ensure that all guests requests/food orders are given a prompt and efficient service and expectations are consistently exceeded.
  • To be customer focused at all times, approachable and quick to exceed expectations in fulfilling customer’s needs.
  • To be a team player, assisting other team members when necessary.
  • Ensure that all food preparation areas are maintained in a clean state.

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

Skills required


  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Communication.
  • To be able to work as part of a team and also individually.

Personal Qualities


  • Good attention to detail.
  • Passion for food.
  • Positive attitude.

Future prospects

On successful completion of the apprenticeship there is a possibility of a job role.

Additional Information

Training provided

The programme involves developing effective knowledge, behaviours and skills in topics as:

  • Meeting and exceeding customer expectations.
  • Receiving and dealing with customer feedback.
  • Understanding how your role contributes to the financial performance of the business.
  • Communicating clearly and engaging customers to build positive relationships.
  • Positively promoting the organisation to increase customer loyalty.
  • Preparing and serving wines and cocktails.
  • Preparing and serving hot drinks.
  • Providing counter, buffet, take-away and carvery service.
  • House keeping.
  • Managing stock.
  • Carrying out reception, concierge and guest services.
  • Providing a positive customer service – creating a positive impression of the organisation.
  • Promoting additional services and up-selling and resolving customer service problems.
  • Maintaining health, safety and security of the working environment including food safety and hygiene practices.
  • Working as part of a team.

Hospitality Team Member Apprentices must select from one of the following specialist functions:

Food & Beverage, Alcoholic Beverage Service, Barista, Food Production, Concierge and Guest Services, House Keeping, Reception.

Shifts will vary depending on business needs. Will include weekends, morning & evening shifts. Pay will be reviewed after probation period, used to assess capability and performance.

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 the provider Truro and Penwith College on 01872 242711 or email: (Ref ID:82432)
Truro and Penwith College


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