Apprentice Catering Assistant - Anchor Beechfield

  • Beechfield Lodge Care Home (Anchor)
  • Salford
  • £5.42 per hour

Anchor are offering a fantastic opportunity to join their team as an Apprentice Catering Assistant. If you have a caring nature, a natural interest in people and want to make a difference then this might be just the job for you!

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  • GMFJ Reference
    246116
  • Wages
    £5.42 p/h
  • Hours
    30.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    06/02/2024
  • Start Date
    06/04/2024
  • Approx. Duration
    12 months plus 3 months to complete End Point Assessment

  • Location
    Salford
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Catering & Hospitality
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Production chef (ST0589)
  • Employer
    Beechfield Lodge Care Home (Anchor)

Description

As an apprentice you will learn to;

  • Contribute to happy living by delivering a quality catering service in line with health, safety and hygiene requirements.
  • Assist in the preparation and presentation of food and drinks within the location.
  • Serve meals to customers as required.
  • Keep the kitchen equipment, crockery and utensils clean and hygienic.
  • Report any concerns to your line manager.

Apprenticeship Highlights;

  • You will gain a nationally recognised Level 2 Production Chef.
  • You will receive onsite training with an award winning training provider who will support and guide you throughout your Apprenticeship journey.
  • Gain essential life skills.
  • Gain confidence.

Please be aware that the wage shown below reflects the hourly wage for the first 6 months and will increase to £6.16 after 6 months and £10.90 after 12 months until the end of your apprenticeship. As part of your Apprenticeship, Anchor will support you in getting to work by offering a travel allowance of up to £500 per year. This will be claimed back each week/month using an expenses claim which would be completed by you and the Home Manager.

To become an apprentice, you must:

  • be 16 or over
  • not already be in full-time education

You can start an apprenticeship whether you’re starting your career, want a change or you're upskilling in your current job. You can have a previous qualification like a degree and still start an apprenticeship.

As an apprentice you’ll:

  • have regular one to one sessions with a dedicated trainer either remotely or through visits to your workplace
  • learn and train for a specific job
  • get paid and receive holiday leave
  • get hands-on experience in a real job
  • study for at least 20% of your working hours
  • complete assessments during and at the end of your apprenticeship
  • be on a career path with lots of future potential

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a real job where you learn, gain experience and get paid. You’re an employee with a contract of employment and holiday leave. By the end of an apprenticeship, you'll have the right skills and knowledge needed for your chosen career.

Levels of an apprenticeship

Each apprenticeship has a level and an equivalent education level. You can start an apprenticeship at any level.

At the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll achieve the equivalent education level. For example, if you complete a level 3 apprenticeship, you’ll achieve the equivalent of an A level.

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  • • Ability to work as part of a team and individually.
  • • Ability to work in a pressured environment.
  • • Previous catering experience is desirable but not essential.


No previous qualifications required.

As an Apprentice you will be included on a L2 Production Chef apprenticeship.


Apprenticeship standards are aimed at developing skills within the Apprentices’ chosen career route, each standards has set knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be successful within the job role. This will include the completion of functional skills in Maths and English.


Once the apprentice has completed a minimum of 12 months training and the employer and Inspiro regional trainer confirm they have met all the requirements of the standard they will be put through to end point assessment. The end point assessment is independent from the training and includes a variety of assessment methods which test the skills and knowledge of the apprentice to ensure they are fully competent in their role.


Each Apprentice will be supported throughout the apprenticeship by a structured programme of teaching, e-learning, face to face training and workplace mentoring; this will encourage and help them to meet the requirements of the new standards and will prepare them for the end of point assessment.


  • • A genuine interest in food.
  • • Good organisational and time management skills.
  • • Empathetic.
  • • Strong interpersonal skills .
  • • Flexibility.

We have big growth plans to ensure we can support the growing demand for care and aim to 'grow our own' talent. Successful completion of the apprenticeship could lead to a permanent position and the opportunity to progress within the company.

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Opportunities with Inspiro Learning Limited

In today’s competitive marketplace, developing the right skills can help you to get ahead and stay ahead. Apprenticeships are a great way to achieve qualifications and earn money whilst also gaining the work experience employers look for. 

Choose an apprenticeship with Inspiro and they will help you to take your first step to an outstanding career.  As one of the UK’s largest work-based training providers Inspiro has the employer partnerships to offer apprentice job vacancies in your area.

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