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Greencore Convenience Foods

Greencore Convenience Foods
Do you have a true passion for food and love to create your own recipes at home, but have not necessarily considered a career as a Chef? As an Apprentice you will experience preparing and cooking meals in a hygienic and safe environment.

Greencore Convenience Foods - Employer

Greencore Group is a fast growing, international convenience food leader, having doubled our sales over the past 5 years. We’re looking for passionate, talented people who can help us to drive our future success. People who innovate, create, lead and inspire. We set the bar high, and expect that our people do too. Industry: Food Manufacturing Convenience Foods is one of 2 divisions and has 7 sites across the UK. The role will be based in our development kitchen and also within the office at our Wisbech site.



18 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 323.70
Catering & Hospitality
Greencore Convenience Foods

Detailed Job Description

Are you just starting out in your Chef career and looking for a new exciting opportunity?

Are you a real foodie and love keeping up to speed with the latest food trends from protein packed meals to daily dosages of avocado?

Have you ever been to the supermarket and wondered who created the products you see on the shelves?

If you have answered yes to the above and you are a driven, passionate individual looking for an opportunity to develop your career whilst training for a recognised qualification, then we have just the right opportunity for you!

As our new Junior Development Chef you will be working alongside some of the most talented individuals within the industry who are keen to train and develop new talent. Over a two year period you will work towards a Level 2 and Level 3 Chef qualification with a guaranteed full time role at the end of this period.

As a valued member of our Product Development team some of the activities you will be involved in include:

  • Supporting our Chefs with designing and developing products and recipes for our key customers
  • Using your passion for food, support the team with product improvement suggestions and also keep up to date with market and consumer trends
  • Creating food samples for the customer and product tasting panels
  • Planning and preparation of lunches for internal and external meetings
  • Gaining a key understanding of how products are created from concept to launch in the food manufacturing industry alongside gaining knowledge of hygiene and quality standards
  • Use appropriate kitchen equipment as required
  • Help to clean any equipment within your remit following health and hygiene and food safety legislation and procedures
  • Assist with completing kitchen documentation
  • Ensure high standards of personal appearance and hygiene are up kept
  • Assist in ordering stock

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

GCSE grade C or above in English and Mathematics (or equivalent)

Skills required

  • A willingness to learn and have a passion and creative flair for food presentation
  • A positive attitude and sense of humour
  • Take pride in work and attention to detail
  • Have an approachable manner with both customers and colleagues
  • Be willing to work within a team and support others

Personal Qualities

  • Good time keeping and can prioritise work load
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Good standard of personal hygiene, presentation and time management skills

Future prospects

Future roles: Development Chef Head Chef

Additional Information

Training provided

Level 2 at either Pass, Merit or Distinction

If you are successful in securing an interview for this position, you will be required to attend a pre-interview and assessment at Peterborough Regional College.

Peterborough Regional College - Learning Provider

For more information about this vacancy please contact Peterborough Regional College on 01733 762121 or email: (Ref ID:87402)
Peterborough Regional College

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